Skip to main content

Full text of "Antiquarian papers"

See other formats




REYi\". LD . I , 3RICAL 



3 1833 01100 0632 

5 65 













Ipswich antiquarian tapers. 

We have in this volume, the repr int of 
Vol.1, No.l, though it is not lettered like 
the original. 

Vol.1, No. 2 - Vol.4, No. 53 are the 
original nanerg. 

We evidently filled in with the reprint 
of vol.1, no.l, because we lacked the original 

Cf. p. 8 of the reprint with p. r 5 D of 
the original. They are the same. It is to 
be regretted that they did not keep the 
original form & paging (or rather lack of it) 

V v 



li On lurijl.i.'iOo • 



Meeting House Hill . 


5 iltonstal 1 

Den i son, Jo (in 

Deni s on , G en . Pani e 1 

North Meeting House 



Hammatt, Abraham 


First Meeting House. 

Rust -Foster House 

Dension, Gen. Daniel 

Dana, Rev. Joseph 

Shat swell 

W alley -Dana 

.Yade, Col ITathaniel 

Hodgklns., Col. Joseph 

Smith, Simon 

Fitts, Recent _ 

Jone; . 


Baker Joseph . 

Jevvett, Krs. Deborah 


S t a n i ford, De a con John 

liar r i s , D e a c o n J ohn 

Seollay, Samuel 

B a k e r , Mrs. Ann i e S t e w a r t 

Know It or, John 

Harris, John 

Harris, Jacob 

Castle Hill Farm 

vVinthrop and Burnham 

Choate, Robert 

Cal.h,. 11 

Koueard, William 

ni >mb 
Hon s e 

Tomb stone 

Coat of Arms 



Hon s e 

Second Parish 






















Hou s e 














o i 




on rj 





commenced in October, 1879, by Rev, Augustine Cald- 
well, and were issued monthly for fifty-three numbers. 
The edition was limited to less than 150 copies. A de- 
mand for the historical has induced me, with the kind 
permission of the author, to reprint tiiese "PAPERS" 
a complete file of which was practically unattainable. 
They were first reprinted in the IPSWICH INDEPEN- 
DENT and are now presented in the form herewith 
given. My sincere thanks for the many courtesies 
shown are due to Mr. Caldwell and Prof. Arthur W. 
Dow, the original compilers of the valuable subject 

matter and illustrations. 






i ■ 


\ .1 




Bntiquarian papers. 


U.v i in- in tc Mr. Abraham 1 In in mat t. 

The house was possessed, and probably built, by the Hon'ble Col. John 
Appleton, son of Samuel Appleton who was born at Little Waldingfield, 
England, 1580. and came to America, and settled in Ipswich with his 
father, Samuel Appleton, in 1635. He was married Now L';i, 1(581, to 
Elizabeth, daughter to John Rogers, President of Harvard College. He 
died Sept. 11, 1739, aged 87. His wife died in 1754, aged 91. By his will, 
dated Feb. 8, 1734, he bequeaths to his wife Elizabeth, (besides various 
other preperty,)'"the Mansion house and all the buildings and land 
adjoining, which is my orchard, during her natural life." He bequeaths 
to his son Daniel the mansion house after his wife's decease ; and makes 
him residuary legatee. 

Col. Daniel Appleton, son of John and Elizabeth, died 17ii2, intestate, 
lie married in 171~>, Mrs. Elizabeth Berry, of Cambridge; who outlived 
him, and became his administratrix. In the appraisal of the estate, the 
mansion house and homestead with other buildings, are appraised at 
£2(i(>, 13, 4d. 

'Jan. 19, 17(>N, John Walley of Boston clerk, and Elizabeth his wife; 
Mary Appleton of Ipswich, singlewoman ; the said Elizabeth and Mary 
being the children and heirs of Daniel Appleton, late of Ipswich deceased, 
convey to Daniel Xoyes of Ipswich, in consideration of £256, 13, 4; John 
and Elizabeth one half, Mary the other hall'; a piece of land in Ipswich, 
containing two acres more or less, with the buildings thereon, bounded 
viz 1 , soutneasterly on the street; southwesterly and northwesterly on laud 
of Benja. Dutch ; northeasterly on land of Daniel Rogers to first mentioned 


bounds. And Elizabeth Appleton widow, in consideration of five 
shillings, acquits all right of dower," -fee. 

When the property came into the possession of Daniel Noyes, Fsq. T 
the house was of three stories, and much decayed. He reduced it to two 
stories, and put it in thorough repair, making new windows and window 
frames, new sills and replacing the lower posts of tin* frame, which had 

From the state of decay in which the house was when Mr. N'oyes pur- 
chased it, there is reason to infer that it could not have been less than 
eighty or ninety years old, and it was built aboul the time John Appleton 
was married, in 1081. 

When in 18H8 I repaired the house I put in new windows and window 
frames, clapboarded the whole house and wood-house, and built the 
portico at the front door. I found at that time the sills and posts of the 
frame which Mr. Noyes had put in were quite free from decay. The 
north easterly parlor, the chamber over it, with the front entry and stair- 
case, are, 1 presume, as they were when the house was built. The south 
easterly parlor appears to he more recent. The chamber over it had never 
been finished when I came into possession of the house in 1835. The 
chamber over the kitchen I refinished, and made the passage to it from 
the front stairs in 1838. 

This house is now owned by Mrs. Dr. Wildes. The Ipswich Chronicle, 
of April 2(>, 1879, has the following interesting- paragraph concerning it: 

"The house of Mrs. Dr. Wildes at the corner of Central and Main 
streets is being repaired, hi tearing out the okl work, a variety of curiosi- 
ties were found. In the ceiling were several old coins; one bore the date. 
1(557. They were mostly French coins, hi a chimney were bricks with 
various marks and designs. One had an arrow ; another a heart. In the 
garret was an old fashioned valise or saddle bag. Some of the relics" were 
sent to the Manning Cabinet." 

"Sept. 12, 178"). Were drowned in Plumb Island River, Mr. Philip 
Lord, jr., aged 37 or 8, he left a sorrowful wife and nine small children: 
also Thomas and Josiab Lord, sons of Mr. Sam'l Lord, the first about 27, 
the other about 22 yrs of age. Also Isaac Galloway, youngest son of 
Widow Calloway, aged 12 or 14 years. The three first belonged to the 
South Parish in this Town." — Rev. Mr. Frisbies Records. 

"Jan. 16, 1701. Heard Mr. Rogers preach the last sermon in the old 
meeting house, [Ipswich,] before it was torn down. On the 19th of the 
same month the first sermon was preached in the New Meeting House. "- 
Sewall's Diary. 

Historical Skktch: By Mrs. E. C. Cowles. Read at the Sixtieth 
Anniversary of the First Church Sunday School, 1878. A vivid and living 
story of the school, which would soon have been forgotten, but will now 
be kept for the anniversaries to come. 



Inscription copied from his gT aves t° ne in the South burying yard: 
Erected to the memory 
of Col. Nathan i ki, Wai>k, 
who died Oct. 26, 1826, 
aged 77. 
A distinguished soldier of the Revolution, lie commenced his career 
of Military service in the Battle of Bunker Ilili, as ('apt. of the company 
of Minute Men, raised in this town; and was afterwards in the actions of, 
Long Island, [Iaerlem and the White Plains. Advanced to the rank of 
Colonel in the Continental Army, he was actively engaged in the whole 
campaign at Rhode Island. After the establishment of National Inde- 
pendence he was successively called to many important civil offices, the 
duties of which lie performed with scrupulous fidelity. To a remarkable 
equanimity and mildness of temper, lie united an intrepidity which no 
danger could subdue. Kind and affectionate, he possessed the Love of 
his Friends. Just, open, and sincere, he won the respect, esteem and con- 
fidence of his fellow citizens. 

Dr. Fkamms IIoIjMES, born I70(i, and died May 12, 17.">S, owned and 
lived in the ancient house yet standing at the corner of Main and Summer 


Dr. Henry I). Paine, of New York city, is publishing a Quarterly, 
entitled "Paine Family Record." It includes the Genealogical History of 
the Ipswich Branch of the Family. 

No early Ipswich name is held in higher respect than William 
Paink, who with his brother Robert aided so largely in establishing and 
endowing the Grammar School. 

In 1639-40 William Paine came to Ipswich. He was preceded by his 
brother Robert, and his sister Phebe, wife of John Page. 

Albert W. Paine, Esq., who is thoroughly investigating the Ipswich 
Branch, says: "A visitor to Ipswich will find an old school house still 
standing on "Paine street," on t'hes ame lot which he selected and gave to 
the town when lie and others endowed the Ipswich Free School. The 
building is not the same of course, but the lot is identical, and the school 
has ever since been maintained until within a few years, when the fund 
was consolidated with another recently presented for the same purpose, 
and a new and inUch more elegant and convenient building erected for 
the school. The fund, however, still lives alter two and a quarter cen- 
turies, producing now its annual income for the purpose originally pre- 
scribed. From a hill near by can be seen in the distance, at the mouth of 
the river, the lot of land, now dotted with residences for summer resort. 

' I 


known as Jeffreiea Neck, the lot bequeathed in trust for the school l>y M i 
Paine. It is annually rented by the Feoffees of the Grammar School." 

William Paine died in Boston; and an old stone in the Granary bury- 
ing yard, marks his grave, presumably. 


John Proctor had a houselot, "where he had a house," on the south 
side of the river, "being the lot nearest the bridge," 1(535. This house and 
lot lie sold, May 1, 1G47, to Mr. Thomas Firman, when it is thus described : 
l, A dwelling house with about two acres of land, being the lot situated 
next southerly to where thfi stone bridge now is." The bridge was built 
of stone in 1(546. Mr. Firman died about 1648. The inventory <>l' Ids estate 
was rendered by Sarah Finnan, his widow, April 10, 1048. The "house 
that was Goodman Proctor's" is appraised Ely, 10. 

The venerable house is now owned and occupied by the family of tin- 
late Oapt. Samuel N. Baker. 

li;:i-">. Granted to Thomas Wells, one houselot, one acre anil a half, 
more or less, lying on the further side of the river, having a house of John 
Proctor on the north ; on the south a houselot of Samuel Younglove; on 
the east and west encompassed by the Town river. 

An Old PORTRAIT. Augustus 1). Rogers, Esq., of Salem, has in hi- 
possession a copy of an original portrait of Rev. John Rogers, of Dedham, 
England, father of the Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, of Ipswich 163(5-55. Tin- 
original portrait was, in 1850, in the Rogers mansion, Kittery, Me. It bore 
the .date, 1623. Mr. Rogers has also an old and coarse engraving of the 
Dedham minister which was found in Loudon many years ago. 


[Rrv. Daniel Rogers, settled as Pastor in Exeter, X. H., Aug. 31, 
1748. Inscription copied from his gravestone in Exeter.] 

"Here lie the Remains of the Rev. Daniel Rogers, Pastor of a church 
gathered in this place, 1748, who died Dec. !), 1785, aged 78 years. He had 
been many years a tutor in Harvard College, was a pious, faithful minis- 
ter of Jesus Christ, and a worthy son of John Rogers, Pastor of first 
church in Ipswich, who died Dec. 28, 1745, in his 80th year, who was a son 
of John Rogers of the same place, physician and preacher of God's word. 
and President of Harvard College, who died July 2, 1684, aged 54 years, 
who was the eldest son of the Rev. Nathaniel Rogers and Margaret Crane. 


who cnnie over from England in 1(586, settled at [pswicli colleague pastor 
with the Rev. Natli an iel Ward, and died July 2, 11)55, aged 57 years, who 
was son of the Rev. John Rogers, a famous minister of God's word at Ded- 
ham, in England, who died Oct. 18, 1639, aged (!7 years, who was grandson 
of John Rogers, of London, prebendary of St. Paul's, vicar of St. Sepul- 
chres, and Header of Divinity, who was burned at Smithfleld, Feb. 14, 1555, 
first Martyr in Queen Mary's Reign." 

[He graduated at H. C. 1725, in the class with his brother, Dr. Samuel 
Rogers, and his cousin, Daniel Rogers, minister at Littleton, who was a 
sou of Daniel Rogers, Esq., who perished in a snow storm on his way front 
Salisbury to his home in Ipswich. 

The connection with Martyr Rogers is not confirmed by genealogical 

In Hie High Street burying is a stone with this Inscription : 
v Here Lyes Buried 

ye body of 
Daniel Rogers, Esq'r 
who Dec'd Decemb'r ye 1st, 
1722, .Etatis 56. 
Turbidus ad Livtos Solari Lumine Portus 
Sollicitos Nautus per mare fer Aquilo; 
Me Rorealis Agens Nilidum super ^Etheris Axem 
Justitiu, 1 Sol is Luce beavit Hyetiis. 
The Town Record renders intelligible the latin epitaph: "Daniel 
Rogers, Esq'r, was frozen to death with cold ye 1st day of December, 1722, 
in ye 50 year of his age, as lie was coming home from Hampton, loosing 
his way on Salisbury marshes." 

from the Town Records: "Samuel Norton died October 5, 1 773. The 
first person buried in ye yard on the South side of the river." 

The following Record has reference to the westerly end of the High 
street yard: "Jonathan Ross died August 22, 1775, ye first man that was 
buried in the new burying yard." 

"Feb. ye 9, 1782. ('apt. John Calef was drowned on the back of Plumb 
Island in attempting to go on shore from a vessel drove upon the Reach, 
in his return from West Indies ; he was the oldest Son of Dr. John Calef 
and Mrs. Dorothy Calef of rpswich, and died about 28 years of age., — Rev. 
M r. f'rishie's Records. 



The above View of Meeting House Hill, IK)'.), (a copy of an engraving in 
J oil n Warner Barber's Historical Collections &c, of every Town in 
Massachusetts:) includes the Meeting House, Court House, residences of 
Joseph Waite, Dr. Thomas Manning-, the Female Seminary. &c. 




I >< livc'red on the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Foundation of tin 
(! id mmar School in Ipswich, TmttUuU d Jan. 11-4 1, 1650-51. 
By Abraham Hammntt. 
[Printed from the MS in Public. Library.] 

It appears from our Records "that there was a Grammar School set 
in ye year 1636," three years after John Winthrop the younger, with 
twelve companions commenced a settlement in this place. This School 
was probably not a free school according to our acceptation of the expres- 
sion, as there does not appear to have been any public provision made for 
its support. It was kept by Lionel Chute, who died Kill, after which 
event there does not appear to have been any public school until the 
establishment of this institution. To the benevolence, and personal exer- 
tions of Robert Payne, aided by his brother William Payne, William 
Hubbard and a few others, we are indebted for the endowment of this 

In the preamble to the deed by which Robert Payne conveys to the 
Feoffees the land, on part of which the school house now stands, and from 
the product of which most of the income of the institution is now derived, 



VOL. I. 


NO. 2. 

The above View of Meeting House Hill, 1839, 
(a copy of an engraving in John Warner Barber's 
Historical Collections, &c, of every Town in 
Massachusetts:) includes the Meeting House, 
Court House, residences of Joseph Waite, Dr. 
Thomas Manning, the Female Seminary, &c. 

Received. Paine Family Records, No. 5, 
for November. Edited by Dr. H. D. Paine, 2G 
West 30th street, New York. The Ipswich Fam- 
ily is traced by A. W. Paine, Esq. Bangor, Me. 


Delivered on tie Two Hundredth Anniversary 
of the. Foundation of the tirammar School in 
Ipswich. Instituted Jan. 11-21, 1050-51. 


[Printed from the MS in Public Library.] 
It appears from our Records "that there was a 
Grammar School set up in ye year 1G36," three 
years after John Winthrop the younger, with his 
twelve companions commenced a settlement in 
this place. This School was probably not a free 
school according to our acceptation of the expres- 
sion, as there does not appear to have been any 
public provision made for its support. It was 
kept by Lionel Chute, who died 1644, after which 
event there does not appear to have been any pub- 
lic school until the establishment of this institu- 
tion. To the benevolence and personal exertions 
of Robert Payne, aided by his brother William 
Payne, William Hubbard and a few others, we 
are indebted for the endowment of this establish- 

In the preamble to the deed by which Robert 
Payne conveys to the Feoffees the land, on part 
of which the school house now stands, and from 
the product of which most of the income of the 
institution is now derived, the principle circum- 
stances connected with the foundation are thus re- 
lated : " Whereas after several overtures and en- 
deavors among ye Inhabitants of sd Ipswich for 
settling a Grammar School in that place, it was 
proffered by ye sd Robert That he would erect an 


edifice for such a purpose, Provided it might be 
put into ye hands of certain discreet and faithfull 
persons of ye sd Town and their successors which 
himself should nominate to "be ordered and man- 
aged by them as Feoffees in trust for that end 
and their successors forever, Provided also that 
ye Town or any particular inhabitants of ye Town 
would devote, sett apart and give any land or 
other anuity for ye yearly maintenance of such 
one as should he tittto keep a Grammar School. 
And whereas sd Town of Ipswich at a publick 
meeting of ye Inhabitants, January 11, 1050, 
Granted all that Neck beyond Chebacco River, 
and the rest of the ground (up to GloccsUr line,) 
adjoining to it, to ye sd Robert Payne and Wil- 
liam Payne to whom by ye desire Consent of ye 
sd Town att ye same time were added Maj. Deni- 
son and William Bartholmew for ye use of a 
school." " And also ye inhabitants of sd Ips- 
wich att a publick meeting, Jan. 26, 1650, did 
add live more, viz. Mr. Synionds, Mr. Nathaniel 
Rogers, Mr. John Norton, Mr. William Hubbard 
and Deacon .lohn Whipple." " And that ye sd 
Robert did in ye year following, viz , 1652, pur- 
chase an house with two acres of land belonging 
to it, more or less, for ye use of ye school master, 
and did likewise in ye succeeding year, 1658, att 
his own proper cost and charge build an edifice 
for a Grammar School which was erected upon a 
part of ye land so purchased." 

It appears also from our Records, that "Mr. 
William Hubbard gives about an acre of land ad- 
joining to ve said School Master's house about ve 
same time." 

William Payne gave the island at the mouth of 
the river called Little Neck. 

Mr. John Cross in December, 1GG0, secured on 
his farm near Rowley, the payment of "ten shill- 
ings yearly towards a free school ;" and in his 
will made about the same time, he bequeaths to 
his daughter Susanna, who appears to have been 
his only child, his farm and other property with 
one hundred pounds after his wife's decease, to 
which bequest he adds this condition: "But in 
case my said daughter doth depart this life with- 
out issue leaving behind her, then my will is to 
give the said hundred pounds to the Town of 
Ipswich, to remain to vards the maintenance of a 
free school forever. The which is to be ordered ■ 
and disposed of by the church of Ipswich for the 
said work." The contingency here contemplated 
did not happen. The daughter married and re- 
moved from Ipswich. In 170G, Thomas Ham- 
mond her son, returned and took possession of 
the farm and other property, "being the only 
heir of his grandfather, John Cross." 

Robkkt Pa ne, the principal henefclor and 
founder of the School, was one of the wealthiest of 
the early settlers of this town. . In a subscription 
by one hundred and fifty-five of the inhabitants 
in Id 18, by which they enter into an engagement 
with Major Denison to pay him a certain sum an- 
nually, "to encourage him in his Military help- 
fulness," the sum subscribed by him is the great- 
est on the list, lie was a ruling elder of the 
church, ranking in dignity between the minister 
and deacon. He was representative of the town 
three years, 1647, 8, 0; County Treasurer from 
1665 to 1683, when he resigned the office. He died 
in 168*1, aged 88 years. He left two sons John 


and Robert, both of whom were Feoffees of this 

William Paj'ne, brother to Robert, seems to 
have possessed considerable property, and to 
have been active in enterprises calculated to pro- 
mote the public welfare. He removed to Boston 
about 165G, where he died* October 10, 16G0. Be- 
sides his liberal bequest to this institution, he 
gave twenty pounds to Harvard College. 

William Hubbard, the other original benefac- 
tor of this institution, came to Boston in 1G30, 
and settled in this town in 1G35. He was Deputj* 
to the General Court six years between 1G38 and 
1G4G. He was in 1651 commissioned by the Gen- 
eral Court to marry people, clergymen in that 
age not being allowed to perform the marriage 
ceremony. lie removed to Boston in 1GG2, 
where he died in the summer of 1G70. He left a 
large property to his children, two of whom, 
Richard and William the historian, were Feoffees 
of this school. 

* Albert W. Paine, Esq., of Bangor, Me., 
says in the" Paine Genealogy: "•The city Re- 
cords [Boston] disclose the fact that William 
Paine's grave is in the Granary Cemetery; and 
on following the indications given, we find it di- 
rectly under the back window of the Athemeum 
building, the stone with the simple inscription of 
" Paine" upon it, forming a part of or being 
wrought into the basement wall of the building' 
itself. A carved figure resembling a cherub is 
also on the lower part of the stone. This pre- 
sumably is the grave of the ancestor of the Ips- 
wich Branch. 

To be continued. 

Rev. Nathaniel Rogers' First Sermon : " The 
first serrao. yt I p'ached was at Sprouston, in 
Norf. mens: (Januar.) d. 23, 1619." — Hist. Gen. 

Mr'is Anne Gedney. 

Oct. 17, 1697. Col. Gedney had his wife to 
Ipswich, as he went to Newbury Court, and she 
falls sick and dyes there in about three weeks 
time. Died on Friday night last. Heard not of 
it till this day. — Judge Seivall's Diary. 


ye Body of Mr'is 


wife of Co'll Bartholo 

mew Gedne}' aged 

5G years departed 

this Life October 

15 1G97 

Sept. 13, 1G88, Thursday. Major Saltonstall 
comes to visit me : saith his Daughter married 
about 2 months agoe to Mr. Denison ; is equal 
sharer with Mr. Hubbard in the Work of the Min- 
istrp. Mr. Gourdin [Saltonstall] like to settle at 
New London ; two youngest Sons at Ipswich 
School, where Mr. Rogers's Son teaches. — Judge 
SeuoalVs Diary. 

In Memory of John Denison, A. M. 

only son of Col. John Denison : 

grandson of a Minister of the same 

name & a descendant from the 

renowned Major General 
Daniel Denison. An amiable 

3'oung man & worthy of his 
ancestors. His genius learning &, 
engaging manners spoke him the 
future joy & ornament of his native 
town. But heaven meant otherwise. 
He died in his 25th year on the 25th 
of August 1747. He cometh forth 
like a flower & is cut down. He 
fieeth also as a shadow and con- 
tinueth not. 


. -Jt, 

Deceased Nov. 5, 1685. 

Dwelling house ami burn and two acres of or- 
chyard, and pastur land in Ipswich, 100/. 

Four acres of pasLur laud by Jo. Hardy, 24/. 

11 acres upland called Diamond's Island, 00/ 
1» acres salt marsh at Plum Island, 18/. 

In the Chamber over, the. J'arlour. 
One feather bed with the furniture 13 10 00 

4 red cloth chairs, G turkey cushions, 2 1G 00 
a prcupbord drawers and 2 stools 1 18 00 

a trunk with linen in it 13 If) 00 

square table, carpet, brass and iron*, c 
tongs and firepans, pewter and earth- 
em plates, Looking glass, 1 chest, a 
border, 3 yards of flannel, f> 2 f> 

hi the other Chuinbev over ye hall. 
A fetheibed and furniture on it HI , 

flock bed with bedding 1 chair and stool, 3 ., 3 G 

In the little parlovr. 
One (lock bod and wearing clothes, 11 10 00 

1 trunk and box and (5 leather chaires, 2 14 00 

In the Butter;/ anil chamber over it. 
Wheels, yarn, Linnen bollsters, barrels, 
trenchers, tubs, frying pan. Iron pots, 
and spit, G 2 6 

/// the /{itch en. 
Pewter, and brass, iron and earthern ware 
wooden table and cubboard !) ft fj 

In the hull. 
Chests, yarn, Hax linnen, cup board, earth- 
ern ware, and glasses, cubboard cloths, 
1 wheel. 1 is 00 

In the parlour. 
Bedding, curtening, table, stools, Cup- 

7 G 


bord and eripbpfd cloths, table and 
stools, Earthern Ware and Iron ware 21 
The whole library or all the book's^ 10 

plate, 1 silver tankard, a silver bowl and 
spoons, 1 silver salt sellar, 1 dram cup, 

1 wine cup 1'6 4 
3 twenty shilling pieces of gold and oth- 
er pieces] 3 15 00 

In cellar and kitchen chamber, old 
casks. &c., 12 6 

2 cows, 1 mare, 2 horses, 1 colt 18 00 00 

[Besides his estate in Ipswich, he had a farm 
in Haverhill, 500 acres; and half a house and 

land at Lynn.] >****' 


1G50, 1 mo. Thomas Scott fined unless he 
learns Norton's Catechism bv next Court. 

1GG3, March 15, voted to invite Mr. Andrews 
to come to the town and keep the publique free 

Ipswich, Aug. 1, 1734. This day died John 
Baker, Esq., in the 44th year of his age. - lie 
was one of His Maj. Justices of the Peace for the-*'. 
County of Essex. His Descent was Honourable, 
son ofCapt. Thomas Baker of Topsfield, byadau. 
of the late lion. Samuel Symonds, Esq., Dep. 
Gov. of Mass. He has left a widow with four 
small children, anil a considerable Estate for their 


Published Monthly. 

Augustine Caldwell 

srtmt mm. 

VOL. I. 



Ipswich Soldiers at Lexington. 

A Koll of Capt. Thomas Burnham's Company 

which March'd from Ipswich Town on the Alarm 

19th Aprl, 177o. 

Number of days in service, 3: sixpence per 
mile : .">(» miles. 

Capt. T. Burnham 
Lieut. Charles Smith 
2 do J no Parley 
Serg't Dan'll Lord 
2 do. Ebe'r Lord 
'6 do. .lohn Potter 
•I do. .Ino. Lakeman 
Nehemiah Abbot 
Nick's Badcock 
Sam'll Baker 
Kli'r Bianton 
John Brown, 4th 
Isaac Burnham 
Jeremiah Brown 
Thomas Caldwell 
Thos Chun 
Benj'm Crose 
Nath'll Crose 
Nehem'r Choat 
Nath'll Dennes 
Benj'm Emerson 
Ephraim Fellows 
John Fellows 
Isaac Fellows 
Nathan Fellows 
John Glasier 
WiU'm Goodhew 
James Hearrs 
John Hearrs 

Nath'll Heard 
John Heard. Jn r 
Thos Hodgkins 
Amos Heard 
Ebeu'r Kitnbell 
Moses Kinsman 
Will'ra Kinsman 
Abr'in Lord 
Aaron Lord 
Caleb Lord 
Sam'll Lord 
John Manning 
Elisha Newman 
Sam'll Newman 
Nathan Parson 
James Pickerd 
John Porter 
James Pickerd, jun'r 
Jeremiah Rose 
Simion Safford 
Moses Smith, jun'r 
Henry Spiller 
Benj'm Swett 
Dan'll Low 
Richard Shattswell 
Philip Lord 
Eliha Teed well 
Nath'll Wells 
Sam'll Walles 

Abrm Hodgkins 

On the back of the Roll is the following re- 
ceipt : " Ipswich, Augst the 9: 177G. Rec'd of 
Capt. Tho's Burnham, my wages on his Role in 
full for Apriel 19 : 1775, at an alarm, as Witness 
my hand. William Kinsman. 

Historic Houses. 
Sketches by ,Vr. Arthur W. Dome. 

Arthur W. Dow has recently made pencil and 
pen sketches of several < ancient and historic 
Houses, viz : 

The Saltonstall House, near the Depot, built 
probably in 1G35 by Mr. Richard Saltonstall — 
one of the best and broadest in thought of the 
early Ipswich men. In later years this house 
was occupied by Col. Hodgkins of Revolutionary 
memory ; and by Dea. Crocker. 

Rev. Thomas Cobbett's House on East street, 
known to late generations as the Sutton House. 
Mr. Daniel Hodgkins has preserved its ancient 
and probably its original front door; a curious 
specimen of early architecture. A Heliotype 
made from Mr. Dowe's drawing, and intended for 
the December number Antiquarian Papers was 
burned in the late Boston fire. 

The old North Church, — a copy of Mr. Fran- 
cis Coburn's picture, 1840. 

These sketches are to be Heliotyped for forth- 
coming Papers. Mr Dowe has also made pic- 
tures of the Dodge House; Boardman House; 
the old house recently torn down on High street ; 
the Caldwell house on Turkey Shore; and in- 
tends to take the Norton house, and others. His 
native skill and Antiquarian tastes enable him to 
do his woik exquisitely. He will quicken an in- 
terest in our ancient houses, and we trust his val- 
uable labors will be encouraged. 



Continued from November Antifj. Papers. 


Delivered on the 200th Anniversary of the Foun- 
ilalion of the Grammar School in Ipswich, — In- 
stituted January 11-21, 1650-51, Printed 
from the MS in the Public Library. 

Of the other original Feoffees, Daniel Denison 
and Samuel Symonds are designated on the Town 
Records as "our two honored magistrates." 

Daniel Denison, son of William Denison of 
Roxbury, was born about 1612, admitted a free- 
man at Boston, April 1, 1634. This town grant- 
ed to him, October 12, 1643, under the title of 
Captain, "two hundred acres of land for his bet- 
ter encouragement to settle amongst us." He 
was admitted a commoner by vote of the Town, 
Feb. 28, 1G44-5. He had probably been in mili- 
tary service, for we find 155 of the inhabitants by 
voluntary subscription, engage "to allow him 
twenty four pounds seven shilling yearly, so long 
as he shall be their leader, to encourage him 
in his military helpfulness." He rose to great 
distinction iu the Colony : was a member of the 
House of Representatives many years, and 
Speaker in 1(349, IG52. He whs appointed by 
the General Court Major-General ; which was the 
title of the Commander-in-chief of the Colony. 
In 1658 he had granted to him "one quarter of 
Block Island for his great pains in revising, cor- 
recting and transcribing the Colony laws." Our 
old burying place witnesses that his posterity to 
the lifth and sixth generation deemed it an honor 
worth recording on their grave stones, that they 
were descended from so distinguished a man. 
Of the other "honored magistrate," Samuel 

Symonds, it is said, he was a barrister-of-law in 
England, and descended from an ancient and hon- 
orable L family in Yieldliam, iu Essex, where he 
had a good estate, lie purchased, Sept. 3, 1637 
of Mr. Henry Sewall, a dwelling house which 
stood where the Female Academy now stands, 
with about three acres of land. He usually 
resided on his large and valuable Farm, — 
which he called Argilla, and which has given 
name to one of our school districts. He was 
representative from 1638 to 1643, when he was 
elected one of the Magistrates or Assistants, 
which oflice he sustained thirty years, when in 
1673 he was chosen Deputy Governor, in which 
oflice he remained until his decease in 1678. In 
addition to his various and distinguished offices, 
he did not disdain to be Clerk of the Feoffees of 
this School, the earliest Records of which are in 
his hand writing. 

William Bartholmew was employed in several 
offices of trust, such as Town Clerk, County 
Treasurer, Deputy to the General Court and 
Feoffee of this School, between 1634 and 1656, 
when he removed to Boston. 

Elder John Whipple was a commoner of Ips- 
wich in 1641. He was Deacon and afterwards 
Ruling Elder of the church, and was Deputy to 
the General Court eight years between 1640 and 
1653. He died June 30, 1669. 

Of the clergymen, Nathaniel Rogers and John 
Norton, who belonged to the first board of Feof- 
fees, the histories are so well known or are so 
easily accessible that it is not necessary for me 
to attempt to give any information. 

These were remarkable men ; and they lived 
in an age distinguished above all others in the 



history of Europe lor the production of remark- 
able men. Soiim of the founders and patrons of 
ibis School may have had their Latin whipped in- 
to them by John Milton ; some of them, in their 
un regenerate days, may have heard William 
Shakspeare ''warble his native wood notes;" and 
some of them undoubtedly had looked on and 
wondered at the great antithesis Francis Bacon. 

Our Town Records exhibit some striking ex- 
amples of the sacrifices our fathers made in the 
cause of education, such as this: 

' In pursuance of the order of the Gen'll Court 
Octob. 1<J, 1 t»7'J , about those that are behind 
paying what they subscribed to the new building 
tor the Coledge at Cambridge, have appointed 
Nathaniel Rust to demand the same of such as 
live on the south side of the River, and Simon 
Stace to demand it of such as live on the north 

•• lo'SU, Feb. 7, Simon Stace and Nathaniel 
Rust brought in an account of nineteen pounds 
fifteen shillings in corn and malt, put aboard 
John Dutch his sloop, and brought a receipt un- 
der the hand of Mr John Woodmansie, who was 
to receive it by order of Mr. William Manning of 
Cambridge, of seventy-eight hushells and half o( 
Indian corn, and thirty bushells and three peeks 
of malt, and this was in April the 20th, HJ80." 

Here we see this sincere, earnest people, spar- 
ing fiom their scanty crops a portion of their 
coarse food, and from their few comforts that 
which might contribute to make their humble bev- 
erage palatable — coffee and tea in those days 
were not known — foi a purpose which many in 
Ibis our utilitarian age consider a useless extrav- 
agance, a classical education. Our fathers knew 

belter. The) knew — the unlearned as well as 
the instructed — that to prepare the people in the 
busy walks of life to pursue their avocations with 
profit to themselves and benefit to the community 
to know their rights and be ready to defend 
them, there must be a portion of the people high- 
ly instructed and developed to be guides and 
teachers of others. 

To hv Continued. 


This may satisfy whom it may concern that I 
the Subscriber in Consideration that my Servant 
Plato has been a faithful Servant that after my 
Death and my Wife's Death he shall be free if he 
desires it and if he don't he shall have Liberty to 
live with any of my friends whom he pleases, and 
1 give him Liberty to live in my east Kitchen &■ 
have his feather Red and Redding thereto belong- 
ing & a Pot & Skillet & a Pewter Platter &. Ra- 
son & Spoon & Tramel, two Chairs, one Ax, and 
one Hoe, and a Cow & he shall have good Pas- 
ture for her, anil Liberty to cut hay sufficient for 
her, &■ have one Acre of Land, where it may be 
most convenient for him, and a Barrel of Cyder, 
& three Rushels of Apples a Year as long as he 
lives yearly & every Year, & have liberty to cut 
Wood he necessarily shall want, and Bam Room 
for his Cow & hay & all other Priviledges neces- 
sary for him. In Case he should by any Provi- 
dence lie disenabled to support himself, or thro' 
old Age not able to support himself comfortably, 
my Heirs shall do it whatever he shall stand in 
need of, which is my Will. 

Ipswich, Dec. 3, 17G0. Matthew Whipph. 


Jesse Story. 

Jessc'Story of Ipswich, enlisted in Capt. Abram 
Dodge's Company, May, 1775; and was killed 
at the Battle of Hunker Hill ; he seems to have 
been the only one of the Company killed. Cupt. 
Dodge's Co. was included in Col. Moses Little's 

Ipswich, Jan'y 24, 1776. This Certify's That 
Jesse Story, Jun'r, was an Inlisted^Soldier in 
Capt Abra'm Dodges Company, in Colo'l Littles 
Regiment, That the said Jesse Story was killed 
at the light at Bunkers Hill, and that Jesse Story 
the Father of the Dece'd is the proper heir of 
Haid Jessee Story, Jun'r. Jesse Story. 

Essex, ss. Ipswich, Jan'y 24, 1770. Then the 
above named Jesse Story Personally appeared 
and made Oath to the truth of the aforegoing 
Certificate. Before John Baker, J"s Pee. 

Ipswich, March 16, 1770. 

Capt. Abraham Dodge. Sir: — The Several Ar- 
ticles hereafter named, is what my Son Jesse had 
with him on Bunker Hill, which Articles was 
Lost there, and are as followeth, Viz: 1 Gun 
&. Bayonet, 1 Cartridge Box, 1 lb powder, 1 doz 
Hints, 30 Balls, 1 Knapsack. Clothes he had on : 
2 Jackets, 1 pr Britches & Shirt, Stocking, Shoes 
& hat. my Son's Blanket & Coat mony I under- 
stand I'm entitled to. if I am I should be glad 
if you would Draw the money for me, also for 
the above Articles, and you will Oblige Yr Hum- 
ble Serv't Jesse Story. 

N. B. I've Sett no price upon the above arti- 
cles as I thought it did not ly with me : 

[The above is furnished by Hon. Abram Dodge 

Waite, who has also the original Rail of Minute 
Men who went to Lexington, the Field Book of 
Col. Abram Dodge, and many other valuable his- 
torical papers and autographs,] 

Here Lyes Buried 

ye Body of Capt. 

Simon Stace 

aged about 03 years 

Deed oacober ye 
27 1699 

Here lyes ye body 

Mrs Sarah Stace 

wife of Capt Simon 

Stace who died ye 

21 of November 1711 

aged 74 years. 

Can any one produce from memory a sketch of 
the First Meeting House of the South Parish? 

Mr. Everett S. Hubbard has recently made a 
picture of the ancient Andrews house, on Turkey 
Shore, now owned by Mr Foss. 

1670, March 29, Thomas Bragg and Edward 
Coggswell for lighting in the meeting house on 
the Lord's day in time of exercise, fined 10s a 
piece and costs and fees. 

In Press. Earl;/ Inhabitants of Ipstvich, by 
the late Mr Abraham Hammatt. A small edi- 
tion will be issued in numbers. 

In Preparation — Smith Family Records. 


Entered at Post Office as second class matter. 

Published Monthly, 25 cents per year. 

Three copies 50c. Six copies Si. 

Augustine Caldwell, Arthur W. Dowe. 

SMttiqumiait lapis. 




Wainwright Tomb. 

Ilhjh street BuryingYard. Copied and engraved 
by A. W.D. 

Here lies entombed the 

body of 

Colonel Francis Wainwright. Esq., 

Who died August ye :i, 1711, TKtatis 4 7, 

& his vcrtiions Consort, Mrs. Sarah 

Wainwright, who died March ye 10, 

170U, JEtatis 38, 

Willi three of their youngest 

children, John, Francis, & John, 

Who died in their infancy. 

From Judge SeiuaU's Diary. 

Aug't 3, 1711. Col. Francis Wainwright 

dies at his own house at Ipswich. Left Salem for 

his last, July 25, the day before his lirst-apointed 

Wedding-day, which Appointment was remov'd 

to the last of July. He was Sick at Ipswich on 

the Lord's-Day, July 2i), and died on the Friday 

following at 10 m ; his Bride being with him. 

Tis the most compleat and surprising Disapoint- 

ment that I have been acquainted with. Wed- 

ding Cloaths, to a Neck-cloth and Night-Cap, 
laid ready in the Bride-Chamber, with the Bride's 
Attire: Great Provision made for Entertain- 
ment; Guests, several come from Boston, and 
entertain'd at Mr. Hirst's; but no Bridegroom, 
no Wedding. lie was laid in a new Tomb of his 
making lately, and his dead wife taken out of an- 
other, and laid with him, Tuesday, Augt 7. Bear- 
ers, John Apleton esqr, Col. John Iligginson 
esqr; Daniel Epos csqr., Stephen Sewall esqr ; 
Lt Col. Savage and Mr. Daniel Rogers. Mrs. 
Betty Hirst, the Bride, was principal Mourner. 

[A son of Col. Wainwright died three years 
before, at Cambridge. Judge Sewall was at the 
funeral :] 

Feria Secundu, Sept. 27, 1708. I went to the 
Funeral of Mr. Jon Wainwright, son of Col. 
Francis Wainwright. He was a Senior Sophis- 
ter, in the 18th year of his Age. Corps was set 
in the College Hall. Gentlewomen in the Libra- 
ry : Bearers Major Epes, Mr. Holyoke, &c. 
Twas in a manner dark beforegotout of the bury- 
ing place ; yet I got home very well in a Calash, 
with the Wainwright that is prentice with Mr, 

In 1096, the Cobbet house on East street was 
sold to Francis Wainwright, who at that date 
owned the land now occupied by Mr. Foster 

In the Hist. Gen. Reg. is the Query : " I should 
like to know if there are any descendants of Rev. 
John Wainwright now living: and I should be 
pleased to communicate with any one of them on 
a matter of mutual interest. Dudley R. Child, 
P. O. Box 1070, Boston, J/ass. 


Continued from December' Number. 


Del ire red on the. Two Hundredth Anniversary 
of the. Foundation of the (irammar School in 
Ipswich. Instituted Jan. 11-21, 1050-51. 


\_Printed from the MS in Public Library .] 

After the removal to Boston of Mr. Norton, 
Mr. William Payne and Mr. Hubbard, and the 
decease of Mr. Rogers, the inhabitants of the 
town in town meeting, in 1GG4, nominated the 
Rev. Thomas Cobbitt, Mr. William Hubbard the 
Historian, son of the lirst William; and John 
Rogers, son of Nathaniel, afterwards President of 
llarvaid College; Mr. Robert Payne on his part 
nominated hisson John Payne, and after the re- 
moval of Mr. Bartholmew, Capt. John Appleton 
to succed them, "which persons," as the Record 
expresses it, "ye former committee did approve 
and accept." There was added to the number in 
1GG4, Richard Hubbard, son of the first William 
and brother of the second William Hubbard. 

The board at this time consisted of ten persons, 
and such vacancies as occurred after 1661, seem 
to have been filled by the remaining members 
■without any interference of the town. After the 
decease of Robert, Payne the younger, there ap- 
pears to have never been more than nine. 

Elder Whipple dying in 1670, was succeeded 
by his son Capt John Whipple. On the decease 
of Gen. Denisonin 1682, of Mr. Richard Hubbard 
in the same year, and of Capt. John Whipple in 
1G83, to supply their places Major Samuel Apple- 
ton, Mi'. Daniel Epes, and John Appleton, jr., 
"were added to ye number of ye Feoffees, Octo- 
ber i , 1 G.s">, by ye rest of ye company then pres- 
ent." Col. Thomas Wade was chosen to succeed 
the Rev. President John Rogers who died at 
Cambridge in 1084. 

After the decease of Mr. John Payne in 1GG7, 
of Mr. Symonds in 1678, of Mr. Robert Payne 

the Founder of the School and the last survivor 
of the original Feoffees, in 1684, and of the Rev. 
Mr. Cobbitt in 1685, there were appointed to 
succeed them Robert Payne, jr,, in 107*; the 
Rev. John Rogers, son of the President, and 
Samuel Appleton son of Maj. Appleton, May 22, 
1690, and Cornet John Whipple, April 1, 1695. 

Col. John Wainwright and Major Francis 
Wainwright, May 13, 1700, and Major Symonds 
Epes succeeded Col. Samuel Appleton, who died 
in 1692 ; Capt. Daniel Epes who died in 1693; 
Col. Thomas Wade, who died in 1696, and Capt. 
John Appleton who died in 1699. The Rev. Ja- 
bez Fitch succeeded the Rev. William Hubbard 
who died in 1704. 

Col. .John Wairtwright died in 1708, and Major 
Francis Wainwright in 1711. They were suc- 
ceeded by Doctor John Bridgham and Mr. Jona : 
than Wade. Doctor Bridgham d'ed in 1721; 
Mr. Daniel Rogers the former schoolmaster, and 
John Denison, Esquire, were appointed February 
13, 1721-2. 

The first Master of this School was Ezekiel 
Cheever. He kept it from its institution in 1650, 
ten years, when he removed to Charlestown and 
afterwards to Boston, where he became the Mas- 
ter of the justly celebrated Boston Latin School, 
lie built a barn and planted an orchard, which on 
his removal were purchased by the Feoffees and 
added to the institution. Of him and another dis- 
tinguished s:hool master it is said in the uncouth 
rhymes of a cotemporary : 

" Tis Corlet's pains and Cheever's we must own, 
That thou New England art not Sythia grown." 

He was born in London, January 2,"), 1615 ; came 
to New England in 1G37; died in Boston Aug- 
ust 25, 1708. 

In six years from the opening of the school, 
there were six young men from this town pur- 
suing at the same time their studies at Harvard 
College, all of them undoubtedly pupils of Mr. 

11.-5W1UII Ai.>ii(.(uaiii/iiy rni ivjvo. .jjumjaivi, ioou. 

('hoover ; a greater number than liavc been grad- 
uated froni all the Colleges dining the last 15 yrs. 
The names of these young gentlemen were: — 
Robert Payne, son of the Founder of the school, 
afterwards one of the Feoffees; John Emerson, 
eon of Thomas Emerson, who became the minis- 
ter of Gloucester; Nathaniel Saltonstall, after- 
wards minister of Haverhill, son of Richard Sal- 
tonstall, of whom and of Ipswich it is glory 
enough to have it remembered that he, when one 
of the executive government of the Province, was 
the first to enter a protest against the enormities 
of the African Slave Trade ; [see Savages Win- 
throp, vol ii, p. 233.4.] Ezckicl Rogers, son of 
the Rev. Nathaniel Rogers ; Samuel Checver, son 
of the teacher ; Samuel Belcher, son of Jeremy 
Belcher, who was many years a preacher at the 
Isles of Shoals and afterwards at Newbury. Be- 
sides thase there went to Harvard College from 
this school while under Mr. Checver's instruction : 
William Whittingham, son of John Whittingham ; 
Samuel Cobhitt, son of the Rev. Thomas Cobbitt, 
and Samuel Syinonds son of the Dep-Governor. 
To be Continued. 

Ipswich Ancestry of Hawthorne. 

Philip Lord, jr., Thomas Lord, Josiah Lord, 
Isaac Galloway, drowned crossing Plum Island 
River in wherry on a Clamming Voige, Sept. 12, 
1785.— T. R. 

1697, 'Seventh Day, Nov. 4. Capt. Apleton 
of Ipswich dies, he was an Israelite indeed, a 
great Ornament of that Church and Town. Died 
of the Jaundies. 77 years. — Judge Sewall. 

Hon. A. D. TPait has a picture of the old 
TFaite House, which stood in the rear of his pres- 
ent residence ; built probably in 1 085 and taken 
down 1845. 

Hawthorne's mother — Elisabeth Clark .Vanning 
— was of Ipswich descent. In a publication of 
the Essex Institute we find the record of her 
ancestry : 

Richard J/anuing 1, baptized at Saint Patrick's 
Parish, Dartmoor, England, 1622 ; married Ans- 
tice ("alley, and died in England. He left seven 

Anstice, his widow, and her children came to 
New England. She settled in Ipswich, and her 
son Thomas 2. He was born in England, Feb. 
11, 1664, admitted an Inhabitant of Ipswich, Feb. 
10, 1684-5, and died May 14, 17.17. 

John 3, son of Thomas 2, born in Ipswich, 
M; arch 16, 1703. 

Richard 4, son of John 3, born May 29, 1755, 
married Miriam Lord, May 30, 177G: he removed 
to Salem ; died while on a journey, at Newbury, 
April 19, 1813. His daughter, Elisabeth Clarke 
Manning, married Capt. Nathaniel Hawthorne, 
of Salem, and was the mother of Hawthorne. 
Robert, her brother, the celebrated pomologist, 
married Rebecca Dodge Burnham, of Ipswich, 
daughter of Jlfajor Thomas Burnham. 

Rev. D. T. Kimball of Ipswich, when spending 
a night in Salem, at Mr. Daniel Jewett's, counted 
sixty Salem families which originated in Ipswich, 
and nearly every one had belonged to his Parish. 

1804, July 31. Dinah, a black Tl'oman, died 
at the poor house, aged 102. Her age could not 
be certainly ascertained, but all agree that it was 
more than an 100 — and some an 105. Old age 
and pains in her stomach. — Frisbie Record. 



Mr. Rogers and Mr. Norton. 

From Rev'd Samuel Dunforlh's Records, Rox- 
bury. — Hist. Gen. Register, January, 18S0. 

Anno, 1C,">.">. In the beginning of the 5th 
moneth, God sent an Epideinieall sicknes & faint- 
nes : few escaped, man)' were very sick, several! 
dyed, as Elisabeth Bowie?, &e , in o'rtown: mr. 
Rogers of Ipswich, the Rcvd Pastor there, mr. 
Samuel Eaton at Newhaven and liis wife [late 
Mrs. Haines.] ' 

Anno.1656, 23d 5m. mr. John Norton was 
ordained Teacher to the church of Boston. 

1GC3, Apiill 5. mr. John Norton, teacher to 
the church of Boston, rested from his labors. 
His death wassuddaine. 'The night before about 
midnight he awakened with a pain vnder his ,left 
pap: yet he went to meeting in ye forenoon] (it 
being ye Lords day) and made account to preach 
in ye afternoon, but his wife & friends perswaded 
him to stay at home. Alter meeting freinds 
came in to visile him, & he walked up and downe 
ye room & discourfed pleasantly after his wonted 
manner. About shutting in, as he was walking 
up and down in his parlour, ho went to ye fire 
side and leaned his head forward as if he meant 
to vomit, his wife & mr. Duncun stept to him 
to help to hold him. & die sunk downe vnder 
them and never spake more. 

The la'cr occupants of the old house which 
stood on the site of the Female Seminary — prob- 
ably Dep. Gov. Symond's town house, — were 
Dea. KnowUon of l lie First Chinch, and Madam 

Mr Luther Lord has a picture of the First 
Methodist meeting house. 

There was an old woman in Ipswich who came 
out of England blind and deaf; yet her son could 
make her understand anything, and know any 
man's name by her sense of feeling. He could 
write upon her hand some letters of the name, 
and by such motions would inform her. This the 
governour [Winthrop] had trial of when he was 
at Ipswich. — Hubbard. 

Mr. Ephraim Fellows has one of the windows 
of the First Meeting house of the South Parish. 

There is a rude stone in the High street Bury- 
ing Yard, erected 233 years ago. The inscrip- 
tion is : 

E. L. 
M 48 
March 14, 1782. Died Lieut. Samuel Burn- 
ham, son ofCapt. Thomas Burnham : he died of 
Consumption brought on by the hardships of the 
Camp. — Town Record. 

Mr. Clark Osgood of Cape Elizabeth, Me., has 
a powder horn brought from England by Christo- 
pher Osgood, who was among the early inhabit- 
ants of Ipswich. His name is inscribed on the 
horn : "Christopher Ossgood of Orrell, England, 
come to America, Feb. ye 14, 1G34. The Osgood 
house in Ipswich, on the street leading to the de- 
pot, is now owned and occunied by the Farleys. 
Edmund Heard owned the house and lived in it. 
His second wife was Deborah Osgood of Andover. 
The Osgoods migrated to Andover, and the pow- 
der horn bears the names of several of the Ando- 
ver family who have successively inherited it. 

Ipswich Antiquarian Papers. — A. Caldwell. 

uanmi pipers* 


vol. r. 


NO. V 

Early Records. 

- Apr ill 1th, JGS3. It is or- 
dered, that noe pson wtsoeuer 
elmll goe to plant or inliahitt att 
Aggawam, wi'thoutt leave from 
the Court, except those that are 
already gone, vz : Mr. John 
Winlhrop, Jun'r, Mr. Cleike. 
Robte Coles, Thomas llowlett, 
John Biggs, John Cage, Thom- 
as Ilanly, Willin Perkins, Mr. 
Thornedicke, Willin Srieant 
• June 11. 1633. There is 
leave gram. ted to Tho : Sellen 
to plant att Aggawam. 

5 A to gst, 1GM. It is ordered 
that Aggawam shalhe called 
, Ipswitch.§ 

[The following Records have reference to two 
young men, John Shatswell and Robert Coles: 
one was the son of Deacon John Shatswell, who 
built his house on High street, on land siill in 
possession of his descendants — the Shatswell 
lieirs, Edward Lord, and the late homestead of 
the venerable Joseph Smith whose mother's maid- 
on name was Mary Shatswell ; and the other was 
son of Robert Coles, who built a house at the 
easterly end of High street :] 

Sept. 3, 1G33. John Shotswell is ffined xls 
for distempting himselfe with drinke att Agga- 
wam. Robte Coles is (lined x?, and enjoyned to 
stand wth a white sheeteof pap on his back, 

§At Ipsidge a plantation made upe this yeare. 
Mr. Ward P. Mr. Parker T. — James Cudworlh, 

Mr. Richard Snltonstnll's House, Ipswich, Mass., 1035. 
From a Draining by Arthur IT. Dow, 1880. 

wherein a drunkard shalhe written in greate ltres, 
& to stand therewth soe longe as the Court thinks 
meete, for abnse'mg himselfe shamefully with 
drinke, & othr misdemeanr. 

1C33-4, Rich 4. It is ordered that Robte 
Coles for drunkenes by him comilted att Rocks- 
bury shalbe disfranchised, weare aboute his 
necke & soe to hange vpon his outward garmt a 
D made of redd cloath, and sett vpon white ; to 
contynue this for a yeare, and not to leave it of 
at any tyme when hee comes amongst company, 
vnder the penalty of xls for the fust offence, & 
xl the second, and after to be punished b}- the 
Court as they thinke meete ; also hee is to weare 
the D outwards & is enjoyned to appeare att the 



nextc Genall Court & to contynue there till the 
Court be ended. 

14th May, 1684. The sentence of Court in- 
flicted vpon Robte Coles March 4th, 1633, for 
drunkenes, &c. by him com it ted is nowe reversed 
vpon his submission & testimony being giuen of 
his good behavr. 

Mch. 4, 1G34-5. It is ordered that Robto Cole 
shall not pay more ol' his tfyne of x/ for drunk- 
enes, &c, then hath bene already levyed in 
slronge water. 

Nov. 3, 1635. There is x.s damages graunted 
Robte Coles to be paid by Mr. Fawne, whoesum- 
oned him to appe att this Court & psecutes not 
against him. 

[The following is the earliest reference to a 
public house in Ipswich :] 

3 Sept. 1G35. Robte- Andrewes, licensed to 
keepe ordinayre in the plantacon where he lyves 
dureing the pleasure of ye Court. 

Sam'll Cole, also. 

[Robert Andrews lived near the South Chh.] 

Mch 9, 1G3G-7. For Ipswich, Mr. Daniell 
Denison chosen Captaine. 

12 Mch, 1G37-8. Every towne shall psent a 
man to bee alowed to sell wine & strong water 
made in the country, & no other strong water is 
to bee sould. For Ipswich, Mr. Symonds. 

Mch 13, 1G38-D. Ipswich shall have two bar- 
rells of gunpowder ; wch shalbee sould out to 
those that find muskets at 2s the pound. 

May 22, 1639. Mrs. Jupe being intertained 
by Mr. Bartholomewe freely for a year to Ipswich 
wthout charge, if slice have health; but if shee 
prove sick, the charge to be borne by the publike. 

An Ancient Draft.— 1717. 

In 1717 a draft was made of that portion of 
Ipswich lying between Mineral street and the 
common way leading from the depot to the 
North Church, lion. A. 1). Waite had a copy 
made for him by the late Mr. Alfred Kimball. 

The road from the depot to .Mineral street is 
called '"The great lane called Scots lane that 
leades towards the mill lo the street broad vn ' 
meeting house hill." This lane is frequently al- 
luded to in the earliest records of the town. The 
'.common pasture" for the hcids on the north 
side of the river, was at the northerly end of it. 
It took its name probably from Thomas Scott, 
who was in Ipswich in lG3fj, and was evidently 
an independent thinker, as he was '"fy nod ten 
shillings," for refusing to learn Mr. Norton's 

At Damon's Corner was a house in possession 
of one LittleEld, as it is spelled on 'the draft. | 
[Littlehale.J In the old High street Puryii g 
Place is the following inscription : 

Hear Pies Mr. 
.Isaac Litelhal 

died April ye 4th 
1718 in the 58 year 
of his age. 

The next house is "John Warner's house." 

The next " Prince, his house." 

The next, owned recently by Mrs. Boardman, 
and previously by Capt. Gardner, is called 
" Heard's house." We believe the late Hon. 
John Heard was born in this house. 

The next, now owned by the Parleys, is called 
" Edinond Heard's house — by the bridge." And 
the little stream that crosses the street at that 





point, is designated as: " This is a runne of 
water and comes (mite to tlie Mill river." 

The next house stood on the site of Manassah 
Brown's residence, and is called " Captain Por- 
kin's house." Between Cant. Perkins' and the 
present residence of Mrs. Dr. Wildes, is written,' 
*• Cant. lieinslcy Perkins' land." Cape. Perkins 
was ore of the influential citizens, and was much 
lamented f.t his death : 

Here Lyes ye 
body of Capt 
Bemsley Perkins 
who died July ye 23 
1 720, in ye 45 year 
of his age. 

Ti.e Town Record gives his age, "47 years 3 
months & 1(> days old." 

.Mrs. Wildes' house is called, "Mr. Darnel 
Appleton's house 

Three houses more are given : 

" F.phraiin Smith his house." 

" The Taverher Smith his house;" who owned 
much land in the rear of Irs dwelling. 

'• Poller's house," which is said to he "but lit- 
tle more than 4 rods from the meeting house." 

On the margin is written: "Had there been' 
but a lithe more room in this side, the meeting 
house should have been set down." It is a pity 
the paper had not been longerj as wo might ha\e 
gained an idea of the meeting house had it been 
"set down." 

In what we now designate as Loney's Lane, — 
then called " Tinder's Lane, leading to the meet- 
ing house," and leading also to Scott's Lane, — 
were three houses : — Symon Tinder's, Thomas 
Pinder,s, whose house had two points on the roof, 
and Graves' house. 

The land on the easterly side of .Mineral St., 
was owned by Mr. Baker, (whose laige house 
was taken down a few years ago,) Mr. Fowler 
and Mr. Rogers. 

On Scott's Lane, LittlcKld owned the corner. 

Next was Mr. Norton's pasture. 

Next was Quilter's house and orchard and his 
large barn. The buildings stood several rods 
back from tlie street, and the traces of the cellar 
were distinctly seen a few years since. 

At the corner of 3fineral street and Scott's 
Lane it is written: "This was Lummus his 
houselot now Mr. Rogers his." The late Mr. 
,'olm Stacker's homestead is a part of this land. 

Mr. IIammatt's History of the Grammar 
School will be continued in the March number. 

A circular window from the old North meeting 
house, (1747-1846,) is in the barn of Mrs. Per- 
kins Lord. 

1680-1, Monday, May 2. 3ft. Richard Hub- 
bard of Ipswich'Farms, dyeth suddainly in the 
afternoon, goeing to ly on's Bed after diner was 
there found dead by his daughter accidentally 
goeing in thether. — Judge Sewall. 

Feb. 9, 1G82-3. A considerable deal of Snow 
being on the Ground, there fell such plenty of 
warm Rain as that the Waters swell so as to do 
much damage. Ipswich Dam and Bridge is car- 
ried away by the Flood and Ice violentlj' coming 
down ; so that they now go over in Boat : Horse 
and men. — Judge Sewall. 


iiNwini axtiqu \rTax papers. February, irso. 

Mr. John Denison's Tombstone. 
Hlyh Street Burying Yard. Copied, by A. W. D. 

Huie Tumulo mandatur quod erat mortale 

J). Joiiannis Denison. Armigeri, 

Tribuni Militum Vicarii, 

Et de Comitatu Essexiae Vice-comHIs, 

lllustrissimi Daniklis Dknison, Armig. '.< .. 

Mililaris quondam Prsefecti Provincialis, ■. 

Et non minus lllustris Richardi Saltonstal 


Gubernatori olim a Consiliis,. 

(Quorum utroque gaudebat Nova-Anglia 

Patre ac Patrono semper memorando) 

Pronepotis non Indigni : 

Quippe qui 

Jn Collegio Harvardino liberaliter cducatus, 

•Tudiuii acumine Singular! dotatus. 

Jurisprudential!) non vulgarem adeptus, 

iEquanimitate hand aequiparanda praeditus, 

Moribua Socialibus et Cliristianis Pollens, 

Reipublicae Ornaniento fuit 

, • .Et Fuleimento, 

Dumque viveret bonis omnibus 

Non immerito dilectus. > \$ 

Et cum Animam efflaret, 25° Nov. 1724, 
vEtat. 3o Q . 
Non mediocriter defletus. 
Famam reliquit Unguento optimo meliorem. 


Here rests tlie mortal part of Lieutenant Col. 
Mr. John Denison, Esquire, Sheriff of Essex 
County ; grer.t-grandson of the most illustrious 
Daniel Dknison, Esq., late Major General in 
the Province ; and also of the not less illustrious 

Richard Sai.tonstall, Esq., formerly one of the 
Governor's Council, (in each of wjiom, as in a 
father and champion ever to be remembered, 
New England used to delight.) a descendant not 
unworthy of his ancestry; having been liberally 
educated in Harvard College, endowed with ex- 
traordinary acuteness of judgment, remarkably 
skilled in jurisprudence, gifted with unequalled 
steadiness of mind, mighty by his social and 
christian character, an ornament and pillar to the 
state; while he lived, deservedly beloved b}' all 
good men, and at his death, Nov. 25th. 1724, in 
the'35th year of his age, lamented in no common 
degree. He left a memory more precious than 
the most fragrant ointment. 

Maj. Gen. Daniel Denison'* Seal. — July IS, 
J 673. 

The Will of Major GenertJ Dan- 
iel Denison is signed and sealed 
thus : inanu propria scripsi, 

Daniel Denison. 

Received. Lithographs of tic Old House re- 
cently taken down on High street. Drawn and 
Lithogiaphed by Arthur W. Dow. Can any one 
give us an}' part of the history of this ancient and 
now demolished building? Mr. Dow's pictures 
will be of added value and interest as the years 
increase, and one by one these ancient dwellings 
disappear. Let his antiquarian efforts be encour- 

Paine Family Records: No. G, Feb. 1880. 
Edited by H. D. Paine, M. D., 26 West 30th 
street, New York. 


Published Monthly. — 25 cento a year. 

Ipswich, M&ss. 








77<f .Yfw-/A Meeting TTouxe, Tpswich, Mass., 1710— W4ft 



Mr. Cobbett's Funeral. 

A i a meeting of Select men the Gth or novbr, 
1685, Agreed with respect to mr Cobbitts funer- 

That Deakon Goodhue provide one barrell of 
wine and half a hundred weight of suger, an that 
he Send to mr. Cobits house next second day of 
the week in the morning. For which he is to 
have in pay not money four shilling liy the gallon 
and sixpence by the pound for the suger. 

That mr. Rust provide if he can against the 
funerall Gloves suteable for men and Women to 
the value of five or six pounds not money pay, 
and some spice & ginger fer the Syder. 

that a man he sent to Lyn to acquaint frinds 
with ye Solemn providence here. 

That some be taken care with that the Corps 
be wrapt up in the Coffin in Tarr with canvirs. 

That some persons be appoynted to look to 
the burning of the wine and heating of the : Syder 
against the time appoynted for ye Funerall, next 
monday at one of the Clock & such as will lie 
Carefull In the distribution. 

The Select men desire Knsigne Stacy to se 
thcrebe clfeetuall care taken with Respect to the 
above named perticulcrs. 

Care having been taken about the above named 
Occasions, and an accon't taken of the Charge 
and Cost expended : 

Imprimis, To Deakon Goodhue for 

wine, 32 gall at -1 s C OS 00 

It. for 0>2p sup;er, of sd Goodhue at fip p 1 11 Oil 

It. Gloves of sd Goodhue ] 10 00 

It. To Mr. Wainwright for 8 doz gloves 3 11 00 
It. IV) Mr. Nath'l Rust money layd 

out for funerall 2 01 00 

It. for said Rust Going to Salem Charge 4 no 

It. To Mrs. Towscy for suger DO 10 00 

It. To .John Amiable for wood for lire I 00 

It. To Edward Dear for Syder 00 11 on 

It. To Ensyne Symon Stacy 00 02 00 
It. To Nathaniel Lord for making 

the Coffin 00 08 00 
It. To Mr Willson Digging the Grave 00 02 U0 
It. To John Spark for wheat as money 00 03 0(5 
It. To Abraham Perkins going to Nubary to In- 
form John Cobbil ol'his fathers Death 08 00 
It. To Bonus Norton Goin^; to lyn 

to Inform frinds there «»() 04 00 

Suma Totalis 17 '19 00 

The above placed 2 4 in money as to mr. 
Rusts disbursments is allreddy paid to him in 
money by the Constables p order of the select 

Therefore not to be deducted out of that As- 
sessed on mr. Cobbitts accou't. 

rest to be paid by the Constables 1"> 15 00 

In the February Antiquarian, an extract from 
Judge SewalPs Diary states that the Ipswich Dam 
and Bridge were swept away, Feb. 9, 1682-3. In 
the Town Records we find the following concern- 
ing the same, event : 

To Several! psons that endeavored to save the 
old bring, vi/.t. to Kph : Fellows, phillep Fow- 
ler, Andrew Burdley, Nat Roper, Thomas Knowl- 
ton, Junr. Win: Baker, Joseph Burnham, Me- 
sheck Farley & Samuel Giaves, Junr. Each l.s. 

To Lieut. Burnam about the fitting for drawing 
the people over, 5s. 

Abra : Tilton allowed by the Towne with res- 
pect to his building the bridg, £8. 

The first framed house, in Ipswich, was erected 
by Thomas Hardie, one of the twelve who came 
with John Winthrop, jr. It was near the ship- 
yard of Mr. Edward Choate ; the trace of the cel- 
lar was discernable within recollection of people 
now living ; and the old well is vet used. — (ie<>. 
W. Caldwell. 


Continued from January Number. 


Delivered on the Two Hundredth Anniversary 

of tin' Foundation of the Grammar School in 
Jpswich. Instituted Jan. 11-21, 1650-51. 


[Printed from the J\rS in Public Library. ] 
Tlie successor of Mr. Cheevei' was Mr. Thom- 
as Andrews, who kept the school from August 1, 
1GG0, twenty-three years, during which time there 
went from Ipswich to Harvard College,— Samuel 
Bishop, probably -son Of Thomas Bishop ; Samuel 
Epes ami Daniel, sous of Daniel Epes, one of the 
Feoffees; John Norton, sou of William brother 
of the Rev. , John Norton ; John Rogers, son of 
the President John Rogers, tor many years the, 
minister of this town and one of the Feoffees of 
this institution ; John Denison, son of John and 
grandson of General Daniel Denison, who was 
elected pastor of the Ipswich church, April 5, 
1086, but was not ordained. He died in he 2-4 1 h 
year of his age, Sept. 14, l(>.si); Francis Wain- 
wright, who became one of the Feoffees ; and 
Daniel Rogeis, son of President Rogers, who was 
for many years Master of the School. 

Mr. Andrews died July 10. 1083 and left a 
considerable personal property to his relatives. 
lie seems to have left no children, and was prob- 
ably never married. 

On the decease ol Mr. Andrews, Mr. Noadiah 
Russell of Cambridge was appointed Master, Oct. 
31, 1683. He was graduated at II. C. in 1681, 
and kept the school until Feb. ??>, lf>W(>-7, when 
he resigned, having a call to go "to Charlcstown 
and south." 

The next master was Mr. Daniel Rogers. He 

was graduated at II. C. 1686, and probably took 
charge of the school in 1687. 1 find on the rec- 
ords noindication of the time when he first took 
upon himself the charge, or when he relinquished 
it; but there being no mention of any other mas- 
ter from 1687 to 1715, he probably filled the of- 
fice during that period. 

It appears from a record partly obliterated that 
a new school house had been built at the expense 
of the town about the year 1704. The legible 
part of the record is in these words: " At a 
meeting of ye Feoffees, in ye new school house, 

Mr. Robert Payne in behalf of ye Rest, 

having rece'd schoolhouse from the Comit- 

tee of the Town did in ye Name of the Rest de- 
liver ye same to Mr. Daniel Rogers the School 
master, desiring him to remove thither as soon as 

he could with convenience " The date of 

this record is obliterated, but as at the same meet- 
ing the Rev. Mr. Fitch was appointed to fill the 
the vacancy occasioned by the death of the Rev. 
Mr. Hubbard, who died Sept. 14, 1704, it was 
probably not long after that time. 

Major Francis Wainwright in his will dated 
August 2, 1711, bequeaths a legacy to his '-good 
friend Daniel Rogers, schoolmaster." 

Fifteen young men from this town, most of 
whom were probably his pupils entered Harvard 
College while this school was under his instruc- 
tion. They Were John Wade, son of Col. Thom- 
as Wade, who became the minister of Berwick in 
the province of Maine ; Francis Goodhue, son of 
Dea. William Goodhue, who was the minister of 
Jamaica on Long Island, and died at Rehoboth, 
when on his way to visit his native town, Sept. 
15, 1707; Jeremiah Wise and Henry Wise, sons 




of the Rev. John Wise minister of Chebacco par- 
ish. Henry was many years master of this school 
and afterwards became a merchant; John Per- 
kins, son of Abraham Perkins, who first settled 
as a physician in Ipswich, but afterwards remov- 
ed to boston; William Burnham, a minister; 
Benjamin Choate, son of John Choate, who bc- 
came the minister of Kingston, New Hampshire ; 
Francis Wainwright and .John Wainwright, the 
wealthiest and most distinguished merchant of 
this town; John Denison, son of the Rev. John 
Denison, who filled several important offices, and 
attained high distinction. In the old burying 
place there is a tomb stone having a coat of arms 
sculptured, with a long inscription in Latin, near- 
ly obliterated, which was erected to the memory 
of this gentleman ; Nathaniel Appleton, son of 
Col. John Appleton, who became the distin- 
guished minister of Cambridge ; Francis Cojis- 
well, son of Jonathan Cogswell, who transacted 
business and acquired wealth as a merchant in 
this town. 

Mr. Rogers is by Felt, Farmer, and others 
said to have been a physician, but I know not 
on what authority. [Winthrop MS account of IT. 
C. graduates, calls him physician.] I find no- 
where ^applied to him the title usually given to 
gentlemen of the medical profession, In the as- 
signment of pews and seats in the meeting house 
then recently built in 1700, places are appointed 
to Doctor Rridgham, Doctor Deane, Doctor Per- 
kins, and to " Mr. Daniel Rogers." Had Mr. 
Rogers been a physician he undoubtedly would 
have received the same title as his brethren of 
the profession. We have seen that his friend 
Major Wainwright in 1711 gives him the title of 

schoolmaster. The mistake probably arose from 
tradition, confounding him as is not unusual with 
another: his nephew, Samuel Rogers, was a 
physician. His death was remarkable. Return- 
ing from Portsmouth on horseback the first day 
of'December, 17 - 22, in a violent snow storm, 
crossing Hampton marshes he lost his way and 
perished from cold. On his grave stone in the 
old burying place may be read these lines which 
appear to refer to the manner of his death : 

Turbidus ad Ltetos Solar] Lumine Portus 
Sollicitos Nautus per mare Cert Aquilo; 
Me Borealis AgensNitidum super ^Ftheris Axem 
Justilhe Solis Luce beavit Hyein?. 

The sentiment is this : " The angry north wind 
drives the anxious mariner by the light of the sun 
through the troubled sea. to his wished for port ; 
so the furious wintry tempest, carries me by the 
light of the sun of righteousness, to the blessed 
regions beyond the stars." 

Mr. Rogers was, without doubt, an estimable 

man. He sustained a high rank in society when 

the word had an intelligible meaning. Besides 

being Master of this school he held the offices of 

Town Clerk and Register of Probate many years ; 

but regard for the truth of history obliges me to 

add, he is entitled to the unenviable distinction of 

being the worst scribe that ever had custody of 

our Records. 

Tii he Continued. 


The Heliotype on the first page was made from 
a copy, by Arthur W. Dow, of Mr. Francis S. 
Coburn's picture of the old North Church. 

The earliest known owner of the land on which 
the old Grammar School house stands (now Mr. 
Tilton's,) was Samuel Heifer. 





High Street Huri)imj Vard, Ijmviclt, Mass. 
Copied hi/ Arthur W, Dow. 

Here Lyes ye Itmly of Ml'. Nathan'l 

Emerson who Died Dccentr ye 

•29. 1712. aged ««. 

came the Minister ofConcord, where he married 
Elisabeth Bnlkeley, in 106a. Edward Emerson, 
■son of Rev. Joseph and Elisabeth (liulkeleyj 
Emerson, married Rebecca Waldo, daughter of 
l Cornelius Waldo. 

! Cornelius Waldo bought a house in Ipswich, in 
i IC;V>. of Richard Betts, which he afterwards sold 
In John Caldwell. 

A iwm number of Scrilmtr slates tf»\ the 
rarliest ancestors of Ralph Waldo Emerson, in 
New England, settled in Ip.swie.1t. 

Thomas Emerson was ia Ipswich in MJ38. His 
Son, the Rev. Joseph Emerson, II. C. IfiyG be- 

~^=r<&" :.$ r ^f-'p — "'• -"'" • '-";- " -~i '"" "'■'^\-:^^'. '- z ^^Z-_'^'~"' 

Waldn House. 1052. 

lie remove, I io Chelmsford. His wife was 
llnmiali Cogswell, daughter of the rich John 
Cogswell, who built a house near the Meeting 
House green, and then removed to Chehaeeo. 

Nathaniel Emerson, [see inscription,] was a 
son of the first Thomas, of Ipswich. The carv- 
ing of his »rave stone is as quaint and elaborate 
as any in the old Vard. Mr. Dow has given a 
very exact copy of the Arms inscribed upon it. 

The early Emersons had large share, in 1'lnm 
Island ; and one U-ahu is Know,, i„ ,1ns ,|. lv ;ls 
" Emerson's Rocks." 

1783, March. ]>j ( .,i Capt. .Moses Harris, 
aboard a prison ship at .Yew York. 



Boys and Girls at Meeting.— 1700. 

Dkc. 2G, 1700. To prevent the Youth from 
prophaning ye Sabbath & their misordering them- 
selves in limes of Gods Worshipp — It is Ordered 
Thuy 'shall sitt together in ye two backside Seats 
of each front Gallery, which are ye Seals appoint- 
ed for them — and that ye Tything men & others 
Desired wiih them Shall take Turn by two in a 
1) iv, 'to Sit with them to Inspect them, and such 
as will not be reclaimed by sd persons Discoun- 
tonanceing of their 111 manners shall be com- 
plained of to the .Justices and proceeded with !iv 
I hem as the Law Directs unless said Justices 
shall Instead of fineing of them — Imprison such 
incorrigble persons or give them Corporal! pun- 

1 1 is Ordered that ye young men that are not 
placed in particular seats shall sitt in ye hinder- 
most fifth seal on ye no-west, men's Gallery next 
to John Rottars & on the so-east men's Gallery 
next Mr Appletons side of meeting house, and 
shall he liable to pay as a line five shillings If 
they occupy the other seats yt persons are placed 
in to be recovered asal'oresd for ye use. aforesaid. 

It is ordered yt ye maides anil Girls yt are not 
pticularly Seated Shall silt, in ye two hindcrinost 
fifth seats on ye no west YVomens Gallery next 
Jno Pottars & on ye so east Women s Gallery, 
next Mr Appletons — and if they shall occupy any 
other place or places in those seats yt are plact 
such shall pay as a line ye sum of live shillings 
for each Default to bo recovered of them or their 
parents or Masters as afore'd for ye ace afore- 

It is ordered yt such maids & Girls as ye sd 
seats will not containe yt are other where provid- 
ed for shall sett, in Alleys below stairrs — except 
in ye Alley in ye Middle of ye Meeting 
ing house and before ye mens fust seate, which 
alley is nol allowed to be lumbred with Chairs 
it stools. 

The tithing men & Constables are lieminde 
it Desired to take notice of & Informe agst suc!< 
persons as shall prophane )'e Sabbath bctwixi 
meetings: Who Continue about or in ye meetin) , 
house at noonc times : yi they be proceeded witl 
as the Law Directs <\; requires and to Inspect 
such Youth as run in & Out in yc time of Godl 
Worship, and ( 'oinplaine to their parents & Mas 
ters unless such will be reclaimed by [private In 
lunations given them. 

The Committee Desir yt all Meads of familieJ 
would Informe & Warne their children iV; Ser- 
vants not disturb ymselvcs and the Congregatioi 
by making more Noise yn Ncedc in Goeing up A 


ditory as well as Distuibant to serious Wen mini 
ed persons. 

John Appleton, 
John Wainwright, 
Nehem'li Jewett, 
Nath'll Knowlton, 
Sam'll Hart. 
Philemon Dean, 
I )auiell Rogers, 
( 'mil in illf for Ipswich 

)V mauing more iXoise yn iSeene in t . ooiii" up A 

. ' . ' 

Jowne Stairrs in ye time of ye Worshipp of Godl 

Which 111 practice is very prejudicial! to ye Aul 


Doct. Willm Backenbury was Drowned Cross 
ing ye River above ye mill Dam, January lltli, 
A. 1): 174-2.— T. /r. 

William Holland who was Wounded at Cape 
breton and brot Home Died here June 4th, A 
1). 1745,-7'. R. 

March 7, 172G. The old Bell belonging U 
the town vvh : was formerly used by the School is 
granted to the Ilambletl Parish. — T. Ji. 


Published Monthly, ] J rirc '2~> coutx a yen 

AiiousriNi-: Cai.dwki.i., 
Arthur W. Dow. 



quartan fapeis 


VOL. I. 


NO. VJ I. 

Abraham Hammatt. 1854. 

In the Ipswich, (Mass.,) Public: Library a'o 
valuable historical manuscripts known as the 
Hammatt Papers. They contain sketches of the 
earl)' men of the town, (.1033—1700.) inscriptions 
from grave stones. &c. 

Augustine Caldwell lias undertaker, the publi- 
cation of the Papers in numbers. They will be 
issued quarterly, and oftener if possible. There 
will be from six to ten issues. Each number will 
contain not less than fifty pages. 

The First Part, now ready for distribution, con- 
tains a photo-electrotype of Mr. Hammalt. 

Arthur W. Dow will illustrate forthcoming 
pages with historic houses, seals found upon wills, 
ancient gravestones, &c. 

A small edition will he issued — sold only by 
subscription. The books will be 20 cents each, 
— payable when taken. 

People residing out of Ipswich can subscribe by 
addressing — Aligustir.e Caldwell, Box 159, 
Ipswich, Mass. 

Rev. William Hubbard. 

Phis is to Signifie that I William Hubbard of 
Ipswich, (Par:) have reed of ye seuorall Inhabi- 
tants of Ipswich Rateable to my Self, vidt., the 
full Sum of ninety pounds, one third of it money, 
and the remainder in Merchtble pa} T , it being in 
full of my Stipend for ye year, 1695, as witness 
my hand. Dated : November ye 4th, anno: 1696. 

William Hubbard. 

170.°,, May 0. That whereas the Rvrcl' Mr. 
Hubbard hath Laid down ye work of the ministry, 
1 ue Select men shall Levy upon ye Inhabitants 
of ye Town the sum of Sixty pounds and Committ 
it to the Town Threasurer for the Supply of Mr. 
Hubbard's Wants for this psent year, beginning 
at ye fustof March last past. Whereof six pounds 
shall he in money & the oilier prt be Graine, I ml 
Corn, Barly and Parly malt. Three Shillings p 
bushll each & Wheat at five Shilling p bushll. 

July 1"), 170.'!. That Deacon Knowlton be 
Impou'ed to take Care and provide house Itoom 
for the Pevd Mr. Hubbard If he should be neces- 
sity to Remove from ye place where he now 



Judge Sewall in Ipswich. 

Friday, Nov'r 28, 1(184. About n fortnight 
agoe one at Sparks, the Ordinary* at Ipswich 
near the Meeting house, falls down stairs, or the 
like, and dies. 

May 21, 1700. Ride to Ipswich: Sheriff, Mr. 
Harris, and Major Epes meet us at Rowley. — 
Give no action to the Jury till after diner. Lodge 
at Mr. Rodgers's where am very kindly enter- 

May 23. Mr. Rogers preaches very well of 
the Divine Efficiency in Mans Conversion, from 
Philip. 2: 13. Invite the Ministers to diner. 
There are Mr. Hubbard, Rogers, Mr. Gerrish, 
Mr. Payson, Mr. Capen, Mr. Green, Mr. Rolf; 
last did not dine. 

1700-1, Jany 14. [On his way to Newbury 
to his mother's funeral.] Sam and I kept on in 
Ipswich Rode. John went to accompany Bro'r 
from Salem. About Mr. Hubbard's in Ipswich 
farms, they overtook us. Sam and I lodg'd at 
Crompton's in Ipswich. 

Jan'y 10. Set out ab't 11 for Ipswich. Got 
time enough to hear Mr. Rogers preach the Lec- 
ture from Luke 1, 7G, about ministerial prepara- 
tion for Christ. Sung the nine fust verses of the 
132 Psalm. Mr. Rogers prai'd for the prisoner 
of death, the Newbury woman, who was there in 
her chains. This is the last Sermon preached in 

* Spark's Tavern was probably the well-known 
house, of great historic interest, the residence of 
the late Mary Baker. In 1071, it was occupied 
by John Spark; 1093, by John Rogers, "sign of 
the Black Horse ;" 1 700, by Crompton ; 1711, by 
Thomas Smith, a native of Boxford ; in Revolu- 
tionary days it was "Treadwell's Tavern." 

the old meeting house. Eat Roost Fowl nt 

Lord's Day, Jan'y 29th, 1700-1. Ipswich peo- 
ple Meet the first time in their New Meeting 
House, as Deacon Knowlton informs me at Cou- 
sin Savages Meeting, Jan'y 22th. 

July 15th, 1701. To Ipswich; Try Esther 
Rogers. Jury next morn ask'd advice, then after 
brought her in Guilty of murdering her daughter. ' 
July 17, Mr. Cooke pronounc'd the sentence. 
She hardly said a word. I told her God had put 
two Children to her to nurse: Her mother did 
not serve her so. Esther was a great Saviour; 
she, a great destroyer. Said did not do this to 
insult over her, but to make her sensible. 

Continued from March Number. 

Delivered on the Two Hundredth Anniversary 
of the. Foundation of the Grammar School in 
Ipswich. Instituted Jan. 11-21, 1650-51. 


Ebenezer Gay who was graduated at Harvard 
College in 1714, kept the School or.e year. He 
is well remembered by many of the more aged 
people of the Old Colony, as the celebrated Doc- 
tor Gay, minister of Hingham, where his useful 
life was protracted until he attained the age of 
nearly anliundred years. 

Thomas Norton kept the school in 1710. He 
was a deacon of the church and died July 13, 
1742, in the 71st year of his age. He was the 
father of Thomas Norton, junior, who was gradu- 
ated at Harvard College in 1725, and was teacher 
of this school ten years, 1 729-3'J, while the school 
was under the direction of the selectmen. 

Benjamin Crocker begun his work as teacher 


5 7 




of the school June 4, 1717, which lie kept until 
November, 1,719. Long afterwards, in 174G-7, 
and again in 1759-60 lie kept the scliool four 
years. He was appointed a Feoffee in 1749, 
which office he held until his removal from Ips- 
wich in 17<>4. He was father of Deacon John 
Crocker who is remembered by the elderly por- 
tion of the present generation. Besides school 
keeping' he preached occasionally. He received 
of the Town Treasurer April 17, 1720, "one 
pound for preaching one sabb : day." He was 
graduated at Harvard College in 1713. 

Thus this school continued to flourish and to 
receive the support of the principal inhabitants 
until near the close of the lirst century of our 
town's historv. The fathers had passed away 
find also the sons who had enjoyed the benefits of 
their example and instruction. A generation 
succeeded less deeply impressed with the impor- 
tance of their duties to posterity, and the dark 
age of New England succeeded. This school 
felt its effect. For twenty-seven years there is 
do recorded act of the Feoffees. 

(To be Continued.) 

Randolph W. Farley of Nashua, N. H., is 
tracing the Farley History, from the time of the 
Ipswich Emigrant — Michael Farley, lf,7(i — to 
present dale. 

March, 1727. Rev. Nath'l Rogers asks for a 
grant 12 or 1 1 ft to ttie front of land he lately 
purchased for a housclot of widdow Deer for the 
accom mod able Scituation of his House. [The 
bouse built by Rev. Nath'l Rogers was the resi- 
dence of the late Nath'l Lord, Esq.] 

[177;k] A. List of the fire arms that where. 
Borrowed for the use of those Soldiers in Capt. 
Abraham Dodges Company. 
Of whom liorroived. To ivhom Delivered. 

Unice Marshall 
Isaac Story 
Nathaniel \Vells 
Eliezer Craft 
Francis Cogswell 
Capt. Moses Harris 
Jona : Finder 
John Gibson 
John Caldwell, 4th 
Joseph Kimball 
Bemsly Perkins 
Wd. Frank Pulcipher 
Francis Merritield 
Joseph Williams 

Capt. John Farley 

George Peirce 
Abraham Jones 
Joseph Burn ham 
Aaron Craft 
Silvanus Colby 
Samuel Beel 
John Porter 
David Ross 
Stephen Colman 
Benja Sweat 
William Mansfield 
Peter Pemerton 
Nathaniel Lakeman 
Joseph Wise, of Capt. 

Wade Co. 
Joseph Emmons of Capt 

Parker Com. 

March 10, 1701-2. That ye select men shall 
make sale of the rocks abt ye Old meeting house, 
& ye monj r to be added to yt formerly given to- 
wards purchasing of a Clock, and what is wanting 
the Town will make up and the Town Treasr is 
Desired to take Care to procure sd Clock as soon 
& as cheap as may be. 

July 9, 1702. That there shall be a Diall to 
ye Clock yt is now building. 

Arthur W. Dow has the following "Call," 
which is (almost) a relic: 

Irawicu, June 14, 1834. Gentlemen who may 
be disposed to unite in a religious observance of 
the two hundredth anniversary of the incorpora- 
tion of Ipswich, (in August next) are requested 
to meet at the court house on Monday next, ti 
o'clock p. m. to act on the subject. 

Ephraim Kendall, Wm. Foster Wade, Nath'l 
Lord, jr., George W. Heard, David Giddings. 


From Stone Bridge 10 Foot Bridge. 
Hirer Hide, 17] 0-28. 

In 172i>, the liouse now owned and occupied by 
Mrs. Henry Potter, is mentioned in IheTown Re- 
cords as the "house of Nathaniel Fuller, recently 

The house next south of Mr. Samuel N. Ma- 
ker's store, known as the Old Souther House, 
owned by Mr. Theodore F. Cogswell, was built 
by Isaac Fitts Tlie land was granted said Fitts, 
May o, 172G. 

In 1730 we find Isaac Knowlton in possession 
of a house built by his father, John Knowlton 
deceased, on the site ot Mr. Josiah Lord's pres- 
ent residence, — next south of the Fitts House. 

May 9, 172*. ".Joseph Manning, desirous of 
settling in this his native town, as yet has- no 
place whereon to build a dwelling House for Him- 
self and (family, * * prays that he may lie fav- 
ored with a Grant of Eighty, Ninety or more 
ffeet, to extend up the River from the Corner of 
Mr. Isaac Fitts dwelling to the Corner of Abbe 
the Smith's shop." The house built by Manning 
was owned by the Cogswells, and was the eaily 
home of Joseph Green Cogswell, (born I78G,) 
Librarian of the Astor Library. It is now owned 
by .losiah Stackpole. 

March 1, 172.S, William Jones, Mr. John 
Choate and Serj't Thomas Perrin, each petition 
for the grant "of the remaining part of the Riv- 
er's Lank next Joseph Abbey's Grant down the 
River to place reserved for a highway." " The 
Land was given and Granted to William Jones 
his Heirs and assigns."- This house, still known 
as the Jones liouse, was built in 172*. 

The residence of Wesley K. Bell, Esq., was 
built l>_\ Joseph Abbe, 1722. 

The land next south of Mr. Bell's, on which 
the Factory tenement liouse now stands, was 
owned by Asa Raker, father of the late ('apt. S. 
N. Baker, who built the house recently removed 
to make room for the present tenement house. 

In I71!>, Willow Donne hod n dwelling where 
the Boarding House and the old Lace Factory 
now stand. Widow Deanc afterward married a 
Farley, and continued li\ing in this house. 

Mention is made i.i the Records of " Thomas 
Lord's Shop ;" perhaps it stood where Mr. Ra- 
ker's store now is. 

Where did Col. Thomas Berry live? 


lfiSl, March. Elisabeth, wife of Luke Per- 
kins, presented for nianv very approbrious tfc 
scandalous words of a high nature agst - Mr. Cob- 
bit, and her husband's natural parents and oth- 
ers of his relations; that a due testimony may be 
bourn agst such a virulent, reproachful & wicked 
tongued woman, this court doth sen'ence the sd 
Elisabeth to l>e severely whipped on the naked 
body, and to stand or set on the next lecture dav 
in some open place in the publick meeting house, 
at Ipswich, with a paper pinned on her head, 
written in capital letters — for reproaching minis- 
ters /parents and relations. 

li'.'.t.s, Sept. Wood felled on Jeffries Neck 
granted to Coll. John and Francis Wainwright. 

Sept.'L Ki;>'.). John Wedgwood for being in 
the Company of drunkards is to bee set in the 
Slocks at Ipswich. 

1711-12, May 22. Ipswich. Being rainy till 
about 11, I resolv'd to stay Lecture; and visited 
the languishing Widow Appleton, who was very 
glad to see me, as she was bolster'd up in Red. — 
After Lecture went to Salem. — Sewall. 

Tpswich Antiquarian Papers. — 23 cents a year. 

Augustine Cai.dwki.i., 
Aktiiik W. Dow. 


VOL. I. 



An Old Sword. 


A few years ago the late Mr. San ford Peat field 
of Ipswich, gave me a Sword which he had dug 
up on his estate. This sword bears every evi- 
dence of great age. The blade has on one side, 
near the hilt, this inscription : 

* * 1 i i \ * * 

A N * 

On the other side of the blade, clearly cut, ap- 
pears the accompanying date: 

* * i 

4*1*4 %* 

The length of hilt and blade together is two 
feet ten inches. The single edged blade is of ex- 
cellent steel, slightly curved, and with a blood 
canal on either side. The point is very much cor- 
roded, and the cutting edge considerably hacked. 
The hilt is of brass with a protection for the 
hand ; has a wooden handle held in place by brass 

The sword was found by Mr. Peatfield, as he 
told me, -'under the roots of a large tree." To 
his knowledge the soil had never been disturbed 
to the depth at which the implement was found. 
The sword is now in my possession. 

CAMiinmoE, April 27, 1880. 

Nov. 27, IS;}. )., died Miss HannahGrant, a' 7.'). 
It is believed that no one living ever heard her 
utter an indiscreet word. — Rev. D. T. lumbal!. 

Old Houses. 

Arthur W. Dow lias made drawings of the fol- 
lowing houses, — several of great historic interest 
to Ipswich people of antiquarian taste: copies 
may be had at reasonable rates by application to 
him. Those marked ({) are made from draw- 
ings by Mr. George W, Caldwell. 

First Meeting House of the South Parish, 1717 
— 1837. Parsonage of Rev. Mr. Walley and Dr. 
Dana. The old North Meeting House, 1749- 
184G. First Methodist Meeting House, 1824. 
Episcopal Church. The last Court House. {Old 
Middle School House. 

Fast St. Col. Francis Wainwright's, remem- 
bered by elderly people as the "old brick 'us." 
Rev. Thomas Cobbelt, Hoardman, {Ilodgkins, 
{John Harris, {Francis Caldwell, {Moses Tread- 
well, {Stone, {Capt. Parker, of Revolutionary 

The old house on High street, recently taken 
down, built and occupied by William and Lydia 
(Lull) Caldwell. 

Mr Saltonstall ; Howard House on Turkey 
Shore, owned and occupied for many years by 
the late Capt. Kbenezer Caldwell; {Newmarch, 
Neck Lane; {Galloway, Water street; Dodge 
Mansion ; Treadwell, where Library now is ; 
Waitc, where Theo. F. Cogswell's now is; Wise 
and Wallis, (Dr. Samuel Wallis;) {Moses Cald- 
well, Spring street. 

At New Boston, Daniel Lummus, 1771 ; Philip 
Lord ; Benjamin Cross. 
The Light House. 
At Hamilton — John Annable. 
Mr. Dow's address : P.O.Box l-">7, Ipswich. 




"Tragick Scene." 1722. 

A Brief Narrative or Poem Giving; an Account 
of the Hostile Actions of some Pagan Indians 
towards Lieutenant .Jacob Tilion, and his bro- 
ther Daniel Tilton, both of the town of Ipswich, 
as they were on board of a small vessel at the 
Eastward ; which happened in the summertime 
in the year 1722. With an Account of Valiant 
Exploits of the said Tiltons and their victori- 
Conquest over their insulting enemies. 

Down at an eastward harbour call'd Fox Bay, 

They in a Schooner at an anchor lay. 

It was upon the fourteenth day of June, 

Six stout great Indians in the afternoon 

l\\ two Canoes on board said Schooner came, 

With painted Faces in a churlish frame ; 

One of them call'd J } enubscot Governor, 

The other Captain Sam, a surly cur, 

The other four great Indians strong and stout 

Which for their ill design they had picked out. 

Said Governor and Sam with one more went 

Down the forecastle bold and insolent ; 

Unto Lieutenant Tilton they apply'd 

Themselves, and down they sat one at each side ; 

The other plac'd himself behind his back, 

Wailing the other's motion when to act. 


What's matter Governor my men detain 
And no send hostage home to me again? 
What's matter he no good, but all one Devil? 
What! no love Indian! Governor no civil. 
Penobscot Indian Governor great Man. 
All one Governor Shute, — says Captain Sam. 


Great while since we from Boston hither came, 
Wo poor fishermen are not to blame. 

Your Boston Governor no good me see ; 
Our Governor much better man than he. 

These Cannibals thus in their Indian pride 

The best of Governor's scorn and deride. 
But they at length to hasten their design, 
From underneath their Blanket pull'd a line 
With which his Anns they would have compass'd 

But he so strong and nimble was not bound 
Till he got out the Cuddy door at last, 
Before they had obtained to bind him fast. 
These Cannibals being both strong and bold 
And upon him kept fast their Indian hold : 
They got him down with their much struggling, 
Ami bound his arms behind him with their string. 
The other three which kept above the deck, 
Also had their design brought to effect. 
Looking about him presently he found 
They had his brother Daniel also bound ; 
For they with him had acted even so, 
One at each side and one behind did go, 
And down they sat, he not aware of harm, 
The rogue behind him fasten'd on each arm, 
And twiteh'd them back ; the other two with line 
Him pinioned : so thus they were confined. 
The} - ty'd said Daniel's legs he could not stand, 
Nor help himself neither with foot nor hand. 
They struck them many blows on face and head, 
And their long Indian knives they flourished : 
Triumphing over them and saying, Why ! 
You so stout man that you no Quarter cry? 


What Indian mean to act so in this thing, 

Now Peace between the English and French King. 


Hah ! no : me war, your Governor no good, 
lie no love Indians me understood. 


What ails you now, you sturdy Captain Sam, 
Do Indian now intend to kill and cram? 

We Governor Shute's men kill and take, 
Penobscot (All one) Boston Prison make. 

J 3 


You English men our Indian land enjoy 
They no surrender, then we them destroy. 
Indian bimeby take Captain Westbrook's fort, 
Some kill, some captive lake; that matehet sport. 

On board them a young lad, and not eonfin'd 

They made him hoist the anchor !o their mind. 

Than admiral of this same harbor rid, 

In mighty triumph none could them forbid. 

fcro two of these black rogues in their canoes, 

On Shore they go to carry hack the news : 

So was but four of them on hoard remain'd 

Of whom this favour Daniel then obtained 

For to unty his legs and ease his hand, 

That he might have them something at command. 

After which thing he presently contrives 

What method then to take to save their lives, 

While they were plundering so busily. 

lie saw a splitting knife that was near by, 

To which he goes and turns his back about, 

Eyeing them well, lest they should find him out; 

And so he works said knife into his hand, 

With which he cuts his line, but still doth stand. 

Although two of said Indians him Eye'd 

They did not know hut he remain'd fast ly'd. 

Two of said Indians were plundering, 

Down the forecastle while he did this thing. 

The other two so watchful and so shy, 

And on him kepta constant Indian eye, 

That he stands still waiting till he coidd find 

A time when they did him not so much mind : 

Hut when for plunder they to searching goes 

Then his contrivance presently he shows : 

lie to his Brother Jamb runs with speed, 

And cuts his line: now both of them are freed. 

The Indians now alarmed hereby, 

In Indian language mails? a hideous cry, 

Crying Chun hau, iflimt hctu, for they espv'd 

That both these Englishmen were got unly'd ; 

Like roaring Lyons with an ax and knives 

Made violent assaults to take their lives ; 

But God who had determined to save, 

Undaunted courage unto them he t»ave : 

That they with such a manly confidence, 

Altho unarmed, stood in their own defense ; 

And tho they had from these blood thirst} - hounds 

Received man}' dismal stabs and wounds, 

While in their skirmish blood was up and hot, 

No more than Flea biles them they minded not. 

Said Daniel still retain'd his splitting knife, 

Who nimbly ply'd the same and fit for life ; 

With one hand fended off the Indian blows, 

And with the other cross the face and nose 

Of Captain Sam, until his pagan head 

Was chop'd and gash'd, and so much mangled ; 

Bits of his Indian scalp hung down in strings, 

And blood run pouring thence as out of Springs. 

Jacob said Governor so managed, 

He was so maul'd and brat, that he so bled 

His Indian head and face with blood was dy'd, 

(See what comes of his swelling Indian pride,) 

Of him he catch'd fast hold and up him brings 

Unto the vessel side and overboard him flings. 

Then Daniel presently took Captain Sam, 

And brought his Hand about his Indian ham, 

And to the vessel side he nimbly goes, 

And his black carcass in the water throws. 

Now by this time behold Jacob his brother, 

Of these black rogue9 had catch'd up another, 

And overboard his Indian carcass sent, 

To scramble in the water as he went. 

Then the said Daniel run the fourth to catch, 

At which the rogue a nimble jump did fetch, 

And over board he goes and swims to shore ; 

This only rogue escaped out of four. 

One of the other three he swimmed part way, 

At length sinks down and there was forced to stay 

Two of the other rogues with much ado, 

Got out of water into a canoe, 

Which to the Vessel side was fastened, 

Themselves awhile in it they sheltered. 

Said Indians on board had left a gun, 

Unto the same said Jacob Pi I ton run, 

Catching it, up to shoot them it mist lire, 

Which disappointed him of his desire. 


lie catching tip a stout groat setting Polo, 

"With all his might ho struck then) on the Jule, 

Giving them many blows upon the bead. 

Over they turns, and sunk like any load. 

We think our Country now at Peace might rest, 

If all our Indian foes were thus supprcst. 

Let God the glory of such conquest have, 

Who can by few as well as many save. 

Then having thus despatched this Indian crew, 

Then presentlj - consulted what to do : 

Three more Canoes laden to the brim 

With Indians as deep as the}' could swim, 

Come padling down with all their might and mein, 

Hoping the valient Tilton's to retain. 

Daniel, which was both nimble, stout and spry, 

lie fetch'd an ax, and running presently 

He cuts the cable ; then they hoist the sail, 

Leaving their Neighbours, that they might bewail 

Over their Governor who in dispute, 

Had termed himself as great as good as Shute. 

Before that they had sailed many miles 

Their wounds began to be as sore as boils, 

From whence the blood run stream 'ng thro the 

Quite from the shoulders down unto their toes, 
There they sat down in woful misery, 
Expecting ever}* moment when to die ; 
Not having anything to chear their heart, 
Nor dress their wounds to case them of the smart. 
And verily we think had perished 
Had not the lad, which has been mentioned, 
Been very helpful in this sore distress. 
"What reason then had they of thankfulness 
That God hath spared him from this Indian crew 
For to help them when they could nothing do. 
After they had from foes escape 1 thus, 
They sailed and came into Mintinnicus, 
Nigh twenty four hours if not more, 
They were a-coming from the former shore : 
Here they among the English find relief, 
Who dress their wounds which ease them of their 


Their course for Ipswich town they next contrive, 
Where in few days their Vessel did arrive : 
Through so much danger, misery and pain, 
They are returned to their friends again. 
Thus have I summed up this tragick scene, 
As from their mouths it told to me has been ; 
No alteration, but in some expressions 
Us'd other words : then pardon such digressions 
Since I us'd such only for sake of verse, 
Which might not less nor more than truth re- 
Your candid servant in this poetrie 
Described in letters two W. G. 

Queries. Thomas Adams of Ipswich, born 
1G72, had wife Bothiah. What was her maiden 

Francis Sawyer or Sayer, of Wells, married 
in 1705 Elisabeth Dennis of Ipswich. Whose 
daughter was she? 

The following item taken from theGroton town 
records will have interest : 

"Nov. 30, 1GC3. John Mosse of Ips witch is 
accepted by the Towne to pay the alotment of 
John Lawranc Juni'r." 

John Morse was the. sixth town clerk of Groton, 
holding the otlice from the year 1670 to 1G7G, 
when that town was burned by the Indians, and 
subsequently from 1679 to 1681. He was the 
son of Joseph Morse of Ipswich, and a native of 
England. He wrote a handsome hand and was 
an accomplished man. He removed from Groton 
to Watertown about the year 1699. 


Published Monthly. 2."> cents a year. 
Augustixe Cai.owf.ii., AiiTHun W. Dow. 





vol. r. 


NO. IX. 

Kiev. Thomas Cokbkt's House. From a 
drawing by Arthur W. Dow, 1880. Tliis house,, 
on East street, was built by Thomas Firman, 
who sold it to Rev. John Norton, in 1<>;58. Mr. 
Norton sold it to Mr. Gobbet. Mr. Cobbet was 
in Ipswich as early as IG50. Mr. Norton's will, 
dated 14 Jan. 1C61, gives his brother William 
Norton, the 100 pounds due un'o him for his 
house in Ipswich, which W.r. Cohbett now dwell- 
elh in, and the land he bought of Matthew Whip- 
ple, deceased, now in the occupation of Good- 
man Annable. Mr. Colihct in his will gives to 
his wife, Elisabeth, " My dwelling house in Ips- 
wich, confirmed lately to be my own by Mr. Wil- 

liam Norton, impowered thereto by his Brother, 
Mr. John Norton his will. 

In 1G7G, Mr. Cobbet writing to Rev. Increase 
Mather, mentions his son, Elisha Cobbet, sick of 
consumption, "insomuch that he who could not 
walk up and down the room without sta^erm", 
could walk np that high hill (which you know of,) 
behind Mr. Norton's now our house." 

Mch 1, 1725. The Humble Petition of Wil- 
liam b'tone sheweth, That said Stone, beino- an 
antient man, and verv uncapable of getting a 
Livelyhood otherways than keeping School, prajs 
that he may have Liberty of Keeping School in a 
Room in the Towns Alms House the next Year 
to come. The use of the westerly middle Room 
was "ranted. 



Thomas Oobbet's Captivity. 1676. 

7??/ Rev. Mr. Hubbard. 
Mr. Thomas Cobbet, son of the Reverened and 
worthy minister of the Gospel, Mr. Thomas Cob- 
bet, (Pastor of the church at Ipswich, a Town 
within the Massachusetts Jurisdiction,) who had 
all the time of his sons captivity, together with 
liis friends, wrestled with God in their daily 
prayers for his release, and accordingly he was 
with the more joy received by his friends, as an 
answer and return of their prayers. 

The said young man had lived with Mr. Fryer, 
Merchant of Portsmouth, for some years before, 
and had been oft at sea with Mr. James Fryer, 
the eldest son of the said merchant, and who had 
after much experience of his faithfulness, dexteri- 
ty and courage on all such accompts, borne him 
so much respect that when he was urged by his 
father to go along with Mr. Ghendal, as was said 
before, he could not venture unless his friend 
Thomas Cobbet would gu along with him. The 
service which he only for his friend's sake accep- 
ted, which proved a fatal adventure to Mr. James 
Fryer, and might have done to the other also, 
had not God otherwise disposed of him, having, 
as is hoped, more service for him in the land of 
the living. Amongst all the prisoners taken at 
the time, the said Thomas Cobbet seemed to have 
had the hardest portion. For besides the des- 
perate dangers that he escaped before he was tak- 
en, first by a bullet shot through his waistcoat; 
2dly by a drunken indian who had a knife at his 
throat to cut it, when his hands were bound: 
When the Indians came to share the prisoners 
amongst them, he fell into the hands of one of 
the ruggedest fellows, by whom within a few days 

after he was surprised, he was carried first from 
Black point to Shipscot river in the Ketch which 
the Indians made them to sail for them into the 
said river ; from thence he was made to travel 
with his Pateroon four or five miles overland to 
Damaniscotta, where he was compelled to row or 
paddle a canoo about 55 miles further to Penob- 
scot, and there taking leave of all his English 
friends, at least for the winter, he was put to 
paddle a canoe up 50 or 60 miles further eastward 
to an Island called Mt. Desart, where his Pater- 
oon used to keep his winter station and to appoint 
his hunting voyages; and in that desert like con- 
dition was the poor young man forced to continue 
nine weeks in the service of a savage miscreat, 
who sometimes would tyrannize over him, because 
he could not understand his language, and for 
want thereof he might occasion hiin to miss of his 
game or the like. Whatever sickness he was ob- 
noxious unto by change of Diet or other account, 
he could expect no other allowance than the wig- 
wam will afford. If Joseph be in the prison so 
long as God is with him there he shall be preserv- 
ed and in due lime remembered. 

After the end of the nine weeks the Indian 
whom he was to serve had spent all his powder ; 
whereupon on the sudden he took up a resolution 
to send his 3'oung man down to Penobscot to 
Mounsier Casteen to procure more powder to kill 
moose and deer, which it seems is all their way of 
living at Mt. Desart. The Indian was certainly 
overruled by Divine Providence in sending his 
captive down thither; for a few days before, as it 
seems, after the Indians in that, place had been 
Powawing together, he told him that there were 
two English vessels then come into Pemaquid or 




3 7 


Penobscot, which proved so indeed : yet it was 
not minded by him surely, when lie sent his cap- 
tive thither for powder, for it proved the means 
of his escape, which Pateroon might easily have 
conjectured, if it had not been hid from hiin. As 
soon as lie arrived at Penobscot, he met with 
Mugg, who presently saluted him by the name, 
Ni Cobbet, and talcing him by the hand told him 
lie had been at his father's house, (which was 
Nov. 1 or 2 before, as he passed through Ipswich 
to Boston,) and had promised to send him]]home 
so soon as he returned. Madockawando taking 
notice of what Mngg was speaking that way, al- 
though he were willing that lie should be released 
according to ageecment, (his Pateroon being one 
of this Sagamores subjects, though during the 
Hunting voyage of the winter he lived at such a 
distance from him,) began to demand something 
for satisfaction in a way of ransom, not under- 
■ standing before that his father was a great preach- 
nian, as they used to call it. Reply was made to 
him that he should have something in lieu of a 
ransom, viz., a fine coat which they had for him 
aboard the vessel ; the which the Sagamore de- 
sired to see before he would absolutely grant his 
release ; but upon sight of the said coat he seem- 
ed very well satisfied, and gave him liberty to re- 
turn home. 

Whilst this Mr. Thomas Cobbet was a prisoner 
at Mt. Desart going along with the Indians to 
hunt, in an extreme cold day, he was so over- 
come with the sharpness thereof, that all his sens- 
es were suddenly benuinned, so as he fell down 
in the snow, not being able to stir hand or foot. 
And had without doubt there perished in a little 
time, but that the Indians he was going along 

with missing him, presently ran about the woods 
toseck him, and when they found him they were 
either so pitiful to him, or so careful of their own 
good as not to castaway a likely young man from 
whom they expected either much service or good 
ransom, for want of a little care to preserve his 
life, wherefore taking him upon their shoulders 
they earned him into the next wigwam, so as he 
soon after revived and came to himself again 
without any further mischief. 

At another time the savage villain whose pris- 
oner he was so long, as he had strong liquor for 
five days together was so drunk that he was like 
a furious mad beast, so as no one durst come 
near him ; his squaw he almost brained in one of 
those drunken fits. The said Thomas was forced 
to get out of his sight into the wood all that night 
for fear of being mischiefed l\y him, where mak- 
ing a fire he kept himself alive. The squaws be- 
ing by God's special Providence so inclined to 
pity that they came to him daily with victuals, by 
which means he was at that time also preserved. 
All which put together makes his deliverance the 
more remarkable as an answer to prayer. 

1G38-9, Men 13. Maschanomet, the sagamore 
of Agawam, acknowledged that hee had received 
20£of Mr. John Winthrope, Iunior, for all his 
land in Ipswich, for vvch hee acknowledged him- 
selfe fully satisfied. 

1639, Nov. 5. It was ordered that Ipswich 
should satisfy Mr. Winthrope for the 20/ paid the 
Indian for his right. 

1G33. John Hardy and William Hardy were 
laborers for Mr. John Winthrop, and he gave 
them lands in Ipswich. 




1802. In Memory of ti Youth, [Samuel Wood- 
bury,] who was drowned near his lather's house, 
March 1!), 1802, aged 15. Son of Major Wood- 

How yearns the parent-heart with love, 

How dear an only son ! 
And yet how frail these comforts prove, 

And, ah ! how soon are gone. 

Sure the blest Power who formed the mind, 

Delights not in its pain ; 
But sorrow's needful and designed 

For men's eternal gain. 

Come see the hope of man destroyed ; 

See — to the vale of death, 
An unsuspecting yonth decoyed, 
And yielding up his breath. 

In early morn he took his way 

Down to the river's side, 
Lured by the charms of opening day, 

And streams that gently glide. 

There on the floating ice embarked,. 

The youth his pleasures sought : 
No friend his dangerous progress marked, 

Or timely succor brought. 

Let floods of tears relate the rest, 
And groans that pierce the skies, 

The mother calls, — then smites her breast, 
Gone, gone ! the father cries. 

The neighbors flock with feeling hearts : 

Blest be the heavenly power, 
For all that sympathy imparts, 

To soothe a doleful hour. 

All day they search the waters o'er, 

Yet none can find the place 
Where sleeps the Youth, to wake no more, 

Wrapt in their cold embrace. 

Ah ! how reduced is human hope, 
One favor now implore : 

" Let the cold clay be wafted up. 
And find a grave on shore !" 

But how mysterious that power, 

Which thus assuages grief. 
That naught oil earth could comfort more 

Than now this strange relief. 

It comes more precious by delay : 

Parents with grateful hands 
Shroud and inter the lifeless clay. 

As tender love commands. 

And oh, Thou Sovereign of the mind, 
Now set their hearts at rest, 

In pure subjection all resigned. 
And make their sorrows blest. 

Let their weaned hearts to Thee ascend, 

To pay tho homage due, 
And never more on reeds depend 

Which break and pierce them thro'. 

Be Thou henceforth their All in all, 
Their joy, their hope and trust ; 

And soon the wormwood and the gall. 
Shall lose their bitter gust. 

Come young Maria learn to die, 
Come love and seek your God ; 

The vanities of life deny, 

And tread the heavenly road. 

Thus you'll console your parents dear, 

Live happy while you stay ; 
And yours is "heaven's eternal year," 

Whene'er you're called away. 

Rev. Mr. Frisbie writes: " 1803, July ye 28, 
died Samuel Lord, Jun'r distinguished by the 
name of "Cape Ann," aged 73. Consumption." 
Other of the Lord family were "distinguished" in 
former days, we recall : — Halter Sam,Torey Sam, 
Cape Ann Sam, Mackerel] John, Melitia John, 
India John, Capt. John, Squire Nat, Hatter Nat, 
Handy Nat, Capt Nat. Who remembers more? 

VOL. I. 


NO. X. 

• Continued from April Number. 


[Printed from the MS in Public Library. ] 
Aboutthis time — 1720 — there arose a difficulty 
between the Town and Feoffees. It was contend- 
ed by the Town that "as respected the School 
farm and other lands granted by the town, no 
power was given by the town to their trustees to 
appoint successors in that trust for receiving and 
applying the rents, or of ordaining and directing 
the affairs of the school." The tenants of the 
school farm availing themselves of this quibble, 
refused to pay the rents, — as they have done 
since, in our time. 

The town, by their selectmen, assumed, the 
control of the school and its property. The Feof- 
fees, after entering a protest on their records, 
seem to have retired from the contest. 

"'At a meeting of the selectmen, June 20, 
1720, Mr. Henry Wise accepted the offer the se- 
lectmen made him fo ' keeping the school for the 
year ensuing, accordingly the selectmen delivered 
the key of the school house, and he began to in- 
struct the grammar school accordingly." 

Mr. Wise kept the school eight years and was 
succeeded by Thomas Norton, jun'r, before men- 

Daniel Staniford who was graduated at H. C. 
in 1738, kept the school five years, 1740-5. He 
afterwards became a successful merchant, and 
was representative of the town three }'ears, 1755, 

6, 7. lie was succeeded by Benjamin Crocker, 
who kept the school in the years 1740-7, after 
which the town appear to have given up the 
school altogether. 

The Town brought an action at law against the 
tenants of the school farm in 1721, which linger- 
ed until 1720, when we find "the town received 
£100 of Gilford Cogswell on acct of Charges at 
Law abt the School Farm." 

This sum the Town ordered to be distributed 
to the several parishes, "to be used towards the 
support of leading and writing schools." There 
was paid under this order tu Henry Spillar, who 
kept a school in the first parish, 41 pounds; to 
Hamlet committee 20 pounds ; to the Chebacco 
committee 20 pounds; to Mark How, probably 
for Linebrook, 41 18, 9 ; to Moses Davis for his 
neighborhood C, 11, 10; to Deacon Fellows for 
his neighborhood 21, 4. This seems to have been 
the germ of our District Schools. 

"The selectmen, May 22, 1732, appoint Hen- 
ry Spillar to keep school for teaching in reading, 
writing, and cyphering ; the town having allowed 
him the use of the room at the southeasterly end 
of the almshouse for that service." 

The trustees of the first parish under the same 
date agree with Mr. Henry Spillar, schoolmaster, 
to keep said school one quarter of a year, for 
which he is to receive 8 pounds, part of a greater 
sum already in the treasurers hands granted by 
the town. 

The assistance afforded by the hundred pounds 



was extended over three years', 1730, 1, 2 ; after 
which there does not appear to have been any 
further aid granted until 1710. 

" At a meeting of the selectmen, April 8, 1731, 
Henry Spillar is allowed and approbated to set 
up a school in the town of Ipswich for teaching 
and instructing children or youth in reading or 
writing, he being a person of sober and good 
conversation. The selectmen do not promise 
him any encouragement for his services herein, 
other than what the parents or masters of the 
children he shall instruct are willing to give him 

In 1740 the Town began the practice of grant- 
ing the grammar school funds in aid of the dis- 
trict schools, which it continued to do as long as 
the property was under its control. Since the 
resumption of the direction of the school and its 
funds by the Fcoll'ecs, the Town has continued to 
appropriate money raised in the usual way for 
the support of free public schools. 

In 1740 Mr. Jonathan Wade was the only sur-^ 
vivor of the Feoffees. He was son of Colonel 
Thomas Wade and grandfather of the late Col. 
Nathaniel Wade the father of our present worthy 
clerk and treasurer. [William Foster Wade.] 
Thus we see five generations of this estimable 
family giving their services to this institution. 
Of the associates of Mr. Wade, Major Whipple 
and Daniel Rogers, Esq., died in 1722 ; the Rev. 
Mr. Fitch removed from Ipswich in 1734; Col. 
Samuel Appleton and John Denison, Esq., died 
the same year; Col. John Appleton died in 1739 ; 
Major Eppes died in 1741, and the Rev. Mr. 
Rogers in 1745. Mr. Wade, Feb. 10, 1740, ap- 
pointed the Hon. Thomas Berry, Col. Daniel Ap- 

pleton, Major Samuel Rogers J Mr Benjamin 
Crocker, and others whose names are obliterated 
from the record to fill the vacancies. 

In 175G, after the decease of Mr. Wade, (who 
died February 0, 1740-50,) an Act was obtained 
from the "Great and General Court," for regula- 
ting the Grammar School in Ipswich and for the 
incorporating certain persons to manage and di- 
rect the same.'" The preamble of the act runs 
thus : — "Whereas divers piously disposed Persons 
in the first settlement of the Town of Ipswich, 
within the County of Essex granted and con- 
veyed to Feofees in Trust and to such their suc- 
cessors in the same Trust as those Feofees should 
appoint to hold perpetual succession, certain 
Lands, Tenements, and annuities, b}' them men- 
tioned for the use of school Learning in said 
Town forever; of which P'eofees the Hon'ble 
Thomas Berry, Esq., Daniel Appleton and Sam- 
uell Rogers, Esq'rs, and Mr. Benjamin Crocker 
are the only survivors, and whereas the Town of 
Ipswich did also in their laudable concern for pro- 
moting Learning about the same time and for the 
same use give and grant to certain Persons insaid 
Grant mentioned and to such others as said 
Town should appoint, a large Farm, then Called 
a Neck of Land, situate in Chebacco in the Same 
Town, with some other lands adjoining, all which 
Farm and Lands were soon after leased out for 
the space of One Thousand Years ; the Rents to 
be applied to the Use of Learning in said Town 
as aforesaid : But (as is apprehended by some,) 
no Power was given by the said Town to their 
Trustees to appoint successors in that Trust for 
receiving and applying the Rents, or Ordering and 
Directing the Affairs of the School in said Town, 



as in the first mentioned case is provided; from 
which Difference in the original Construction of 
those Grants, which were all designed for one 
mul the same use, considerable Disputes have 
already arisen between the said Town and the 
Feoffees; and not only so. but some Doubts are 
started whether it is in the Power of said Town 
or Feoffees to compel the Payment of the Rents 
of the Farm and adjoining Land before mentioned. 
And inasmuch as the said Town of Ipswich bv 
their Vote of the 22 Day of January, 17;">G, by 
and with the Consent of the Feoffees have agreed 
to apply to this Court for Aid in the Manner in 
the said Vote mentioned." 

The act incorporated " The aforementioned 
Thomas Berry, Daniel Appleton and Samuel 
Rogers, Esquires, with Mr. Benjamin Crocker, 
the present surviving Feoffees, on the part of the 
private persons granting lands as aforesaid to- 
gether with Francis Choate, Esq'r, Capt Nathan- 
iel Tread well and Mr John Patch, Jun'r three of 
the present select men of said Town, a joint com- 
mittee or Feoffees in trust with lull power to 
grant leases of the land ; to recover rents and an- 
nuities ; to appoint grammar school masters, and 
agree for their salaries ; to appoint a clerk and 
treasurer; and if found necessary to impose some 
moderate sum of money to be paid by such schol- 
ars as ma j r attend said school for making up and 
supplying any deficiency that may happen in the 
yearly income ami annuities of said lands, fo>' dc- 
fraying the necessary charges that ma}' arise 
from said school," &c. 

The act also provides, "That if either the said 
Thomas Berry, Daniel Appleton, Samuel Rogers, 
or Benjamin Crocker shall decease or remove out 

of said town of Ipswich, or otherwise become in- 
capable or unfit to discharge said trust, it shall 
and may be lawful for the surviving and qualified 
remainder of those four gentlemen to appoint 
some other suitable person or persons in his or 
their room so deceasing, removing, or otherwise 
unqualified, according to the original intention of 
their first appointment, so as to keep up the same 
number of four Feoffees thus constituted and no 
more : and no person to be appointed a Feoffee 
but an inhabitant of Ipswich, and the aforemen- 
tioned selectmen shall from year to year be suc- 
ceeded by the three oldest in that office of the se- 
lectmen of said town for the time being, other 
than such of them as may be also one of the afore 
said four Feoffees." 

This act was limited to ten years from March 1, 
175G. Before this term expired another act was 
passed reciting the preamble and enactments of 
the first with some slight variations in phraseology 
and substituting the names of Col. John Choate 
Aaron Potter, and Francis Choate, Esquires, in 
the place of those of Col. Berry and 'Daniel Ap- 
pleton, Esq'r, deceased, and of Mr. Benjamin 
Crocker removed from Ipswich, and also the 
names of Michael Farley, Samuel Bui nham, and 
Samuel Lord the 3d, the then Selectmen in place 
of those In the former act. This act which was 
limit ed to twenty years from March, 1766, was 
made perpetual by an act of the General Coart of 
this Commonwealth, passed in 1787. 
To be Continued. 

1802, Oct. 11. Heard of the death of Aaron 
Appleton, who died on his passage from Gauda- 
loupe, Sept. Yellow fever. — Frisbie. 


Ohoate Bridge— 1764. 

From the Hist. Coll. Essex Instiiute. Fur- 
nished by Mr. Francis H. Wade. 

Lines composed by Mr Clark, a blind man, (of 
Rowley,) in 17G4, and recited by him on the 
Bridge in the presence of Col. Choate and sever- 
al other persons, before the guard walls were 
done, although the Bridge was so far finished as 
to be passable. Among the spectators was 
Nathaniel Dutch, then a lad, who heard the 
verses recited, and repeated them from memory, 
December, 1831 ; previous to which time it is not 
known that they were ever penned or printed : 

Behold this Bridge of lime and stone, 
The like before was never known 
For beauty and magnificence, 
Considering the small expense. 

How it excels what was expected, 
Upon the day it was projected ! 
When faithful men are put in trust, 
They'll not let all the money rust. 

But some advance for public good 
Is by this fabric understood ; 
And after this it will be wrote 
In honor of brave Colonel Choate. 

It was his wisdom built the same, 
And added lustre to his fame, 
That filled this County with renown, 
And did with honor Ipswich crown. 

Mr. Nelson D. Adams, Washington, D. C. has 
in course of compilation a Record of the De- 
scendants of William Adams, Cambridgeport, 
1G35, Ipswich, 1641 ; and solicits the co-opera- 
tion of all who may have information concerning 
him or his descendants. 

The Ladies of Ipswich presented the Denison 
Light Infantry with a Standard. The presenta- 
tion speech was written by Nathaniel Lord, Esq., 
and delivered by Miss Caroline Goldsmith Har- 
ris. A lady who was present distinctly remem- 
bers this sentence: "The renowned Denison 
though a man of war was pre-eminently a man of 
peace." The standard was edged with silver 
fringe, — the gift of Mrs. Asa Andrews. It had 
been previously used on an elegant dress, worn 
by Mrs. Andrews in her young life, at a ball in 

[Can any one furnish any recollections of this 
Company for publication?] 

Will some one give us an account of the Re- 
ception of Lafayette in Ipswich? 

An old diary in our possession has this, record : 
" 1824, August 31. Great parade and splendor 
have marked this day. Lafayette was received 
and welcomed as he passed through town?" 

In 1735 the Town of Winchendon was granted 
to Lieut. Abraham Tilton of Ipswich, and GO 
others. All but eight of this company were of 
Ipswich. It was specified in the grant that pref- 
erence was to be given to the descendants of the 
officers and soldiers who served in the expedition 
to Canada, in 1G00. From 1735 to its incorpora- 
tion in 17G4, Winchendon was called Ipswich 

Where was the town residence of Col. Thomas 
Berry ? 

1783, March. Died Capt. Mo3es Harris, on 
board a Prison Ship at New York. 

Publisfied by A. Caldwell and A. W. Dow. 







f J 





VOL. I. 



John Dunton'a Visit. 

John Dun ton came to Boston in 168(3, with "a 
great Venture of Learning." He look lodgings 
with Richard Wilkins. From Boston he journyed 
to various towns to dispose of his books. When 
he came to Ipswich lie was accompanied by Com- 
fort Wilkins, daughter of Richard. Comfort's 
aunt, (Mrs. Anne Stewart.) lived here. Mr Wil- 
liam Stewart came to Ipswich about 1G84. During 
the few years of his life he was prominent socially 
and officially. He presented the North Church 
with a Silver Cup : "Mr. William Stewarts Gift 
to ye Church of Ipswich, June 1693." In Judge 
Sewall's Diary we find that he had for an appren- 
tice, James Taylor : ^ 

•-June 2d, 1G91. Mr. Edward Taylor puts 
his Son James to Mr. Steward, Shop Keeper of 
Ipswich, for Seven years, to serve him as an Ap- 
rentice. Term to begin the first of .July next. 
Mr. Taylor desires me to represent himself in 
making the Indenture, if Mr. Steward desire the 
accomplishment of it befor llecomesdown again." 

Stewart died in 1093 : " Here Lyeth ye Body 
of William Stewart, Aged about 44 years. Dyed 
August ye 3, 1C93." Judge Sewall writes : '• Sab- 
bath, Augt G, 1G93. This evening I hear that 
Mr Steward of Ipswich is dead." He left a widow, 
Anne, and one child, Margaret, ten years of age. 
His house and land were valued at £300, and his 
whole estate at <£1447, G, 4. 

Anne Stewart married (2) Judge Gedney of 
Salem. In 1G97, a few weeks after her marriage 
the Judge attended the Newbury Court: she ac- 
companied him as far as Ipswich to visit her 
friends, and while here died suddenly, Oct. 15, 
1G97. [See Antiq. Paper, Nov. 1879.] The 
Judge was appointed guardian of Margaret. 

John Dunton was entertained by the Stewarts. 
Dunton's descriptions were written for his wife, 
who was Elisabeth Annesley. John Wesley was 
her nephew. The record : — 

" My Landlady, Mrs. Wilkins, having a sister 
at Ipswich which she had not seen a great while, 
Mrs. Comfort her daughter, (a young gentlewo- 
man equally happy in the perfections both of her 
body and mind,) had a great desire to see her 
aunt, having never been at her house, nor in that 
part of the country : which Philaret having a de- 
sire to see, and being never backward to accomo- 
date the Fair Sex, profers his service to wait up- 
on her thither, which was readily accepted by the 
younglady, who felt herself safe under his protec- 
tion. Nor were her parents less willing to trust 
her with him. All things being ready for our 
ramble. I took my fair one up behind me and rid 
on our way, I and my Fair Fellow Traveller to 
Mr. Stewards whose Wife was Mrs. Comfort's 
own Aunt: whose Joy to see her Niece at Ips- 
wich was sufficiently Expressed by the Noble Re-, 
ception we met with, and the Treatment we found 
there ; which far outdid whate'er we cou'd have 
thought. And tho myself was but a stranger to 
them, yet the extraordinary civility and respect 
they shewed me, gave me reason enough to think 
I was very weleome. It was late when we came 
thither, and we were both ver3 r weary, which yet 
would not excuse us from the trouble of a very 
splendid supper, before I was permitted to go to 
bed ; which was got ready in so short a time as 
would have made us think, had we not known the 
contrary that it had been ready provided against 
we came. Though our supper was extraordinary 
yet I had so great a desire to go to bed, as made 
it to me a troublesome piece of kindness. But 

LI- If 


this being happily over, I took my leave of my 
Follow Traveller, and was conducted torn}' apart- 
ment by Mrs Stewart herself, whose character I 
sharit attempt to-night, being so weary, but re- 
serve till to-morrow morning : Only I must let you 
know that in}" apartment was so noble and the fur- 
niture so suitable to it, that 1 doubt not but even 
the King himself has oftentimes been contented 
with a worser lodging. 

Having reposed my self all night upon a bed of 
Down, 1 slept so very soundly that the Sun, who 
lay not on so soft a bed as I, had got the start of 
me, and rise befoie me ; but was so kind however 
as to make me one of his first visits, and to give 
me the Bon jour ; on which I straight got up and 
dressed myself, having a mind to look about me 
and see where I was : and having took a view of 
Ipswich, I found it to be situated by a river, 
whose first rise from a Lake or Pond was twenty 
miles up, breaking its course through a hideous 
swamp for many miles, a harbor for bears ; it is- 
sueth forth into a large bay, where they fish for 
whales, due East over against the Island of Sholes, 
a great place for fishing. The mouth of that river 
is barred. It is a good haven town. Their Meet- 
ing House or church is built very beautifully. 
There is a store of orchards and^gardens about it, 
and good land for Cattel and husbandry. 

But I remember I promised to give you Mrs. 
Stewards Character, & if I hadn't yet gratitude 
and justice would exact it of me. Her stature is 
of a middle size, fit for a woman. Her face is 
still the magazine of beauty, whence she may 
fetch artillery enough to Wound a thousand lov- 
ers : and when she was about 18, perhaps there 
never was a face more sweet and charming — nor 
could it well be otherwise, since now at 33, all 
you call sweet and ravishing is in her Face : 
which it is as great a Pleasure to behold as a per- 
petual sunshine- without any clouds at all; and 
yet all this sweetnessi is joined with such attract- 
ive vorttte as draws all to a certain distance and 

there detains them with reverence and admiration, 
none ever daring to approach her nigber, or hav- 
ing power to go farther off. She's so obliging. 
courteous and civil as if those qualities were only 
born with her, and rested in her bosom as their 
centre. Her speech and her Behaviour is so gen- 
tle, sweet and affable, that whatsoever men may 
talk of magick there in none charms but she. So 
good a wife she is. she frames her nature to her 
husband's : the hyacinth follows not the Sun more 
willingly, than she her husband's pleasure. Her 
household is her charge. Her care to that makes 
her but seldom a non-resident. Her pride is to 
be neat and cleanly, and her thirst not to be Prod- 
igal. And to com hide is both wise and religious, 
which makes her all 1 have said before. 

In the next place 1 suppose yourself will think 
it reasonable that unto Mrs Stewards 1 should add 
her husband's Character ; whose worth and good- 
ness do well merit. As to his stature tis inclin- 
ing to tall : and as to his aspect, if all the linea- 
ments of a sincere and honest hearted man were 
lost out of the world, they might be all retrieved 
by looking on his face. He's one whose bounty 
is limited by reason, not by ostentation ; and to 
make it last he deals discreetly - ; as we sowe our 
land not by the sack but by the handful. He is 
so sincere and upright that his word and his mean- 
ing never shake hands and part, but always go to- 
gether. His mind is always so serene that that 
thunder but rocks him asleep which breaks oth- 
er men's slumbers. His thoughts have an aim as 
high as heaven, tho their residence be in the Val- 
ley of an humble heart. He is not much given to 
talk, tho he knows how to do it as well as anv 
man. He loves his friend, and will do any thing 
for him except it be to wink at his faults, of 
which he will be always a severe reprover. He is 
so good a husband that he is worthy of the wife 
he enjoys, and would even make a had wife good 
by his example. 

Ipswich is a country town not very large, and 








when a stranger arrives Lhcrc, lis quickly known 
(o every one. It is no wonder then that the next 
day after our arrival the news of it was carried to 
Mr Hubbard, the Minister of the town, who hear- 
ing that I was the person that had brought over a 
great Venture of Learning, did me the honor of 
making me a visit at Mi 1 . Steward's, where I lay, 
and afterwards kindly invited me and my fellow 
traveller to his own house, where he was pleased 
to give us very handsome entertainment. His 
writing of the History of Indian Wans shews 
him to he a person of good parts and understand- 
ing. He is a sober, grave and well accomplished 
man — a good preacher, (as all the town affirm, 
for I didnt hear him.) and one; that lives accord- 
ing to his preaching. 

The next day I was for another Ramble in 
which Mr. Stewart was pleas'd to accompany me. 
And the place we went to was a town call'd Row- 
ley, lying six miles North-East from Ipswich, 
where most of the Inhabitants had been Clothiers. 
There was that Day a great Game of Foot Hall 
to be playd. which was the occasion of our going 
thither; There was another Town that playd 
against them, as is sometimes Common in Eng- 
land : but they played with their bare feet which 
1 thought was very odd : but was upon a broad 
Sandy Shoar free from Stones, which made it the 
more easie. Neither were they so apt to trip up 
one anothers heels, and quarrel as I have seen em 
in England. 

[Dunton having visited Gloucester and An- 
nisquam with the Stewarts, returned to Boston. 

Having paid our hearty and repeated thanks 
to Mr. Steward and his Charming Wife for the 
Noble Entertainment we had receiv'd from them, 
myself and Mrs. Comfort took our leaves, and 
made the best of our way for Boston, where we 
arriv'd according to our Promise, to the great sat- 
isfaction of mv good Landlord and his Wife." 

Madame Wainwright's Portrait.— 1714. 

Dudley Richards Child, Esq., of Boston, has 
recently presented the Hist. Gen. Society a por- 
trait of Madame Elisabeth, wife of Col. John 
Wainwright of Ipswich, and afterward wife of 
Hon. Isaac Aldington of Boston. The portrait 
was painted about 1711, when she. was about 59 
years of age. She was born 1G55, and was the 
daughter of William Norton of Ipswich, by his 
wife Lucy, daughter of Emanuel and Lucy (Win- 
throp) Downing. She was a sister of the Rev. 
John Norton of Hingham. and a niece of the Rev. 
John Norton who was transferrer! from the Ips- 
wich church to Boston, whose widow gave the 
land for the Old South. She was also a neice of 
the celebrated Sir George Downing, Bart., and of 
his sister, Mrs. Anne Bradstreet, the second wife 
of Gov. Simon Bradstreet. Gov. Winthrop was 
her great uncle. She married first, Col. John 
Wainwright, who died July 30, 1708; she mar- 
ried second, Nov. 19, 1713, the Hon. Isaac Ad- 
dington, whom she survived. She died in Rox- 
bury, Nov. 22, 1742, in her 88th year. 

Other portraits of early Ipswich people are 
scattered here and there : cannot some means be 
suggested by which a sum of mone} - could be 
raised sufficient to have copies of these portraits 
for our Public Library? 

June 25, 1821. Anniversary of the Masonic 
Lodge. Their new structure dedicated. Elo- 
quent oration by Rev. E. Hubbard in Mr. D. T. 
Kimball's Meeting House. A very large assem- 
bly. Interesting performances. — Diary. 



Old Bibles. 

Mr. John T. Heard of Boston, has in his pos- 
session a Bible printed in 1599. It, was brought 
from England to Ipswich by Luke Heard, the an- 
cestor of the Ipswich Heards. Luke was the son 
of Edmund Heard of Claxton, Co. Norfolk, Eng. 
Luke married Sarah Wyatt, and died early, leav- 
ing two young sons — John, who died unmarried 
in Andover in 1696, and Edmund who settled in 
Ipswich, married Elisabeth Warner in 1672, and 
had six children. 

Mr. John T. Heard received the Bible from his 
grandfather, Nathaniel Heard, who received it 
from his father who was a grandson of Luke. 

Miss Sarah F. Jewett of Stratham, N. H. has 
a Bible printed in 1729, which belonged to Debo- 
rah (Wilcomb) Smith of Ipswich, second wife of 
Mr. Daniel Smith. 

Daniel Smith owned and lived upon the farm 
now in possession of Mr. Greenwood — his de- 
scendant. Daniel's first wife was Elisabeth Paine, 
grandaughter of Robert Paine, (Founder of the 
Grammar School, who gave two acres of land on 
Paine street on which the old Grammar School 
house now stands,) and daughter of Robert (H. 
C. 1656,) and Elisabeth (Reiner) Paine. The 
Greenwood Farm is traditionally called the orig- 
inal Robert Paine farm. 

Deborah (Wilcomb) Smith, second wife of Mr. 
Daniel Smith, had a daughter, Deborah Smith, 
born 1725, to whom the Bible descended. This 
daughter was converted in 1740, at the age of 16, 
during Mr. Whitefield's visit to Ipswich, — a sea- 
son traditionally familiar to the townspeople. So 
many came to hear this man of fame that the 

services were held on the hill slope by the Nortli 
church. Whitefield's Rock-pulpit had a marked 
interest to children of after generations. Debo- 
rah Smith married (1) Capt. .)no: Light of Exe- 
ter, N. II., and had two children, Deborah and 
Olive. After Capt. Light's decease she married 
(2) Capt. Joseph Hoit of Stratham, and had one 
child, Betsey. Mrs. Hoit lived till 1818, and in 
her latest days said : " My heart and flesh fail, 
but God is my Strength and my Portion forever." 

Her daughter. Deborah Light, married Jacob 
Jewett, and inherited the Bible ; and the present 
owner of the Bible is the daughter of her son, 
Aaron Jewett. Aaron was named for the Rev. 
Aaron Smith, son of Daniel and Elisabeth (Paine) 
Smith, who was graduated at H. C. 1731, at the 
age of 18. He was the minister of Marlboro, 
Mass., and in Revolutionary days adhered to the 
tories. A bullet which escaped his head one 
night, and lodged in a beam of his bedroom in the 
old Marlboro manse, shows the spirit with which 
his political tendencies were regarded by his flock. 

Miss Jewett lias also and old Funeral Se?-mon, 
entitled : — " Ossa Joseph's, Or The Bones of 
Joseph Considered in a Sermon, Preached at the 
Lecture in Boston, after the Funeral Of the very 
Honourable and Excellent Joseph Dudley, Esq., 
Late Governour of His Majesty's Provinces of 
the Massachusetts-Bay, and New-Hampshire, in 
New-England. Who departed this Life April 2, 
1720, in the 73 Year of his Age. By Benj'n 
Colroan, M. A. and Pastor of a Church in Boston." 

John Thorndikc, one of the 12 who came with 
Winthrop to Ipswich, March, 1632-3, died in 
London, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. 


ntipstrimt § aprss. 

VOL. I. 




Published Monthly by 


AitTiiuit \V. Dow. 

Terms — Single Copy, one year, 25 cents, 

Six copies, to one address $1 00 

End of Volume One. 

This Number completes Volume One. There 
are yet many chapters of local history to bring to 
light, and we trust Volume Two will not fail to 

Arthur W. Dow has sketches of the First Meet- 
ing Mouse of the South Parish ; the Walley-Dana 
house; the Wise-Wallis house, taken down years 
ago ; and several .other old mansions. These 
will be engraved if the interest in the new vol- 
ume warrants it. 

We expect also to print the ancient Record of 
Births, Publishments,' Marriages, and Deaths ; 
and thus aid Genealogical research. Several of 
our old Ipswich Families are now being traced: 
Sayward, Waite. Emerson, Howard, Smith, Wil- 
lett. Shatswell, Rindge, Dow ; and many letters 
of inquiry are sent to us, — indicating an increas- 
ing interest in our early names and history. 

We hope each year will bring us to a truer ap- 
preciation of the events of the Past; and that our 
250th Birth Day, (1884) will find Old Tpswich 
ready to send for her wandering children to come 
home lo an appropriate commemoration. 

Henry Sewall. 

There is yet standing in Newbury an old grave 
stone, bearing this inscription: "Henry Sewall, 
sent by his father, Henry Sewall, in the ship 
Elisabeth and Dorcas, arrived at Boston 1G34, 
wintered at Ipswich, helped begin this [Newbury] 
plantation 1635, furnishing English servants, 
neat cattle, and provisions. Married Mrs. Jane 
Dummer, March 25, 1G4G, and died May 16, 
1700. His fruitful vine being thus disjoined fell 
to the ground January following. Ps. 27 : 10." 

Henry Sewall while he "wintered in Ipswich," 
became the first owner of the land on which Mrs. 
Cowles' Seminary now stands. He afterwards 
sold it to Dep. Gov. Syinonds, who built his 
town residence upon it. Henry Sewall was the 
father of Judge Sewall of Boston, whose Diary is 
one of the most valuable and entertaining relics 
of early days. 

The residence of Col. Thorna9 Berry stood on 
the grounds and very near the residence of Mr. 
Joseph Ross. The cellar of the Berry house is 
remembered by people now living. The Ross 
mansion was built by Dr. John Manning. 

May 19, 1701. Mr. James How, a good Man 
of Ipswich, 104 years old, i9 buried. Died I 
think on Lord's-Day night, just about the time 
the News of the King's Death was brought from 
Madera. — Sewall. 

H 5 



Continued from July Number. 


[Printed from the MiS in Public Library.'] 

The first meeting of the Feofees under their 
charter was April 23, 1756 : present the Hon'ble 
Thomas Berry, Daniel Appleton and Samuel Ro- 
gers, Esquires, Capt Nathaniel Treadwell and 
Mr. Daniel Staniford. Tlie two last named were 
selectmen of the town. 

At a meeting on the 27th of October of the 
same year, present Benjamin Crocker, Daniel 
Appleton and Samuel Rogers, they appointed Col 
John Choate in room of the Hon'ble Thomas Ber- 
ry who died August 12 of that year. 

In 1764, Francis Choate and Aaron Potter, 
Esquires, were appointed to succeed Col. Daniel 
Appleton deceased, and Mr. Benjamin Crocker 
removed from Ipswich. Dummer Jewett, Esq , 
was appointed June 23, 1767 in room of Col. Jno. 
Choate, deceased. April 13, 1773, Samuel Por- 
ter, Esq. "Barrister at Law," was appointed in 
room of Samuel Rogers, Esq., deceased Mr. 
Porter resigned within the year, and John Baker, 
Esq., was appointed March 17, 1774, to supply 
his place. Daniel Noyes, Esq'r, was appointed 
September 30, 1776, in room of Aaron Potter, 
deceased, and Lieut. John Choate in room of 
Francis Choate, Esq., resigned. The Hon'ble 
Michael Farley was appointed July 11, 1785, in 
room of John Baker, deceased, and Dea. John 
Crocker, in room of Dummer Jewett, resigned. 
January 25, 1790, the Hon'ble Stephen Choate 
was appointed in room of Gen'l Farley, deceased. 
Capt. Daniel Rogers was appointed in room of 
John Choate, deceased, Dec. 2, 1791. Mr. Na- 

thaniel Heard was appointed April 10, 1804, in 
room of Deacon Crocker resigned. Mr. Heard 
soon resigned, and Jonathan Cogswell, Esq., 
was appointed to supply his place. The Hon'ble 
John Heard was appointed April 3, 1815, in room 
of Daniel Noyes, deceased ; Asa Andrews, Esq., 
appointed June 12, in room of Stephen Choate, 
resigned; Mr. Joseph Lord appointed Aug. 10, 
in room of Jonathan Cogswell, resigned. John 
Choate, Esq., was appointed Feb. 1, 1817, in 
in room of Daniel Rogers, deceased; Col. Nath'l 
Wade appointed April 17, in room of Joseph 
Lord resigned. Mr. George W. Heard was ap- 
pointed May 28, 1721 in room of his father, 
John Heard, resigned. 

The more recent appointments were the Rev. 
David Tenney Kimball, Nov. 12, 1825, in room 
of Col. Wade, resigned ; Mr. Ammi Ruhami 
Smith, March 24, 1829, in room ofG. W. Heard, 
resigned; Mr. Ebenezer Lord, March 5, 1831, 
in room of Mr Smith resigned; Mr. G. W. Heard 
April 16, 1833, in room of A'sa Andrews, re- 
signed ; Capt. Samuel Newell Baker, in room of 
John Choate, resigned ; Mr. Wm. Foster Wade, 
April 14, 1836, in room of G. W. Heard, resign- 
ed ; Mr. Joseph Lord, jr., Oct. 19, 1838, in 
room of Eben'r Lord, resigned ; Abraham Ham- 
matt, Jan. 6, 1841, in room of S. N. Baker, re- 
signed; G. W. Heard in room of Joseph Lord, 

On the revival of the School under the act of 
incorporation, the lirst teacher appointed by the 
Feoffees was Samuel Wigglesworth, son of the 
Rev. Samuel Wigglesworth, minister of the Ham- 
let parish. He was graduated at II. C. in 1752, 
and kept the school two years. 1757-8. He was 





a practicing physician in 17G5, and resided at 
the Hamlet. 

Benjamin Crocker, before mentioned, kept the 
school in 1759 and 1760. 

Joseph How who was graduated at H. C. in 
1758, kept the school one year, 17G1. He mar- 
ried Elisabeth, daughter o(' the Hon. Thomas 
Berry, and died March 20, 17G2, at the earl} 1 age 
of 2.3 years. His wile died May G, 1759, at the 
yet earlier age of 22. 

Daniel Noyes, the well-remembered Post Mas- 
ter and Register of Probate, kept the school 12 
years, 17G2-73 ; and afterwards one year, 1780. 
He was born in Newbury, about 1738 ; was grad- 
uated at 11. C. in 1758; died March 21, 1815. 
He bequeathed to this institution "three and one 
third old rights, and six new rights in the Jeffries 
Neck lands." 

Thomas Burnham was graduated at Harvaid 
College in 1772; he was appointed teacher of 
this school in 1774, in which office he continued 
five years, when he entered the army, in which he 
attained the rank of Major. After the Peace he 
resumed the office of teacher, and kept the school 
six years, 178G-91 ; again one year, 1793, and 
afterwards 11 years, 1807-17 ; in all, 23 years. 

Nathaniel Dodge, a graduate of II. C. 1777, 
kept the school in 1779 and 1784. 

Jacob Kimball a graduate of II. C. 1780, kept 
the school one year, 1781. 

The Rev. John Treadwell who was graduated 
at 11. C. in 1758, kept the school two years in 
1783 and 1785. 

Daniel Dana, a graduate of Dartmouth Col- 
lege, 1788, kept the school in 1792: Joseph Da- 
na, a graduate of the same college the same year, 

kept the school in 1793; Samuel Dana, a gradu- 
ate of II. C. in 1796, kept the school three years, 
1797-9. These were sons of the Rev'd Doctor 
Joseph Dana, minister of the South Parish. 

Joseph McKcan was graduated at II. C. in 
1794. He kept the school three years, 1794-G. 
He became a distinguished minister and profes- 
sor in Harvard University. 

Amost Choate was graduated at H. C. in 1795. 
He kept the school 7 years, 1800-G ; he was af- 
terwards Register of Deeds for the county of Es- 
sex many years. 

George Choate, a graduate of Harvard, 1818, 
kept the school 4 years, 1818-21. 

Richard Kimball kept the school nine weeks in 
1822, "for the income of the School Lands." 

Charles Choate, son of Mr. John Choate kept 
the school on the same terms in 1823-4. 

Stephen Cohurnwas the teacher in 1825 ; .Rich- 
ard Kimball, 1826, Mr. Ward in 1827, Nathan 
Brown, 1828, Daniel Perley, 1829, David Tenney 
Kimball, jr., 1830, Joseph Hale, 1831-3; Tol- 
man Willey, 1834: Dan Weed, 1835-40, Eben 
Stearns, 1841, Dan Weed, 1842-5, George W. 
Tnxbury, 1846, Ezra Gale. 1847, Caleb Lamson, 

1699, Oct. 31 . The Comitte appoynted by the 
Town to transact in any thing ytmav be depend- 
ing with respect to ye new meeting house met 
yesterday & agitated wth respect to ye setllemt 
of ye pulpit, ye elders being present wth them, at 
Corn't perkin's house : and it was voted imp's 
whther the pulpit should be set backward near ye 
wall : ye sd vote past in ye negative. 

It. Voted whether ye pulpit should be plact 
neer ye edge of ye great rock in ye meeting house 
about seventeen foot from ye wall, and it past in 
ve affirmative. 




'Ipswich Town. 


I love to think of old Ipswich town; 

Old Ipswich town in the east countree, 
Whence on the tide you can 'float down 

Through long salt grass to the wailing sea, 
Where the May Flower drifted off the bar, 

Seaworn and wear}', long years ago, 
And dared n-jt enter, hut sailed away 
Till she landed her boats in Plymouth Bay. 

I love to think of old Ipswich town. 

Where VVhitelielcl preached in the church on 
the hill, 
Driving out the Devil till he leaped down 

From the steeple's top, where they shew you 
Imbedded deep in the solid rock, 

The indellible print of his clover, hoof, 
And tell you the devil has never shown 
Face or hoof since that day in the honest town. 

I love to think of old Ipswich town, 

Where they shut up the witches until the day 

When they should be roasted so thoroughly brown 
In Salem village twelve miles away ; 

They've moved it off for a stable now, 

But there are the holes where the stout jail 
stood , 

And at night, they say, that over the holes 

You can see the ghost of Goody Coles. 

I love to think of old Ipswich town ; 

That house to your right a rod or more, 
Where the stern old elm trees seem to frown 

If you peer too hard through the open door, 
Sheltered the regicide judges three, 

When the royal Sheriffs were after them, 
And a queer old villager once I met 
Who sa3's in the cellar they're living yet. 

1 love to think of old Ipswich town ; [there, 

Harry Main, you have heard the tale, lived 

He blasphemed God, so they put him down 
With an iron shovel sit Ipswich Bar; 

They chained him there for a thousand years, 
As the sea rolls up to shovel it back : 

So when the sea cries the good wives say, 

lt Harry Main growls at his work to-day." 

I love to think of old Ipswich town ; 

There's a grave yard upon the old High street. 
Where ten generations are looking down 

On the one that is toiling at their feet ; 
Where the stones stand shoulder to shoulder like 

Drawn up to receive a cavalry charge, 
And graves have been dug in graves till the sod 
Is the mould of good men gone to God. 

1 love to think of old Ipswich town ; 

Old Ipswich town in the east countree, 
Whence on the tide you can lloat down 

Through the long salt grass to the wailing sea, 
And lie all day on the glassy beach, 
And learn the lesson the green waves teach . 
Till at sunset, from surf and seaweed brown, 
You are pulling back to Ipswich town. — Sel. 

^May 5, 166S. Lydia (Perkins) Ward well, of 
Hampton, wife of Eliakim IFardwell, went naked 
into Newbury Meeting House, "in consideration 
of their miserable condition who were blinded by 
ignorance & superstition, tho it was exceeding 
hard to her modest & shamefaced disposition." 
She was had to Ipswich for trial and condemned 
to be "tyed to the fence post of the Ipswich tav- 
ern, and lashed with 20 or 30 stripes." 

Milton, Mass., . 1 une 2«"), 1732. Baptized, 
Ebenezer, son of Mrs. Reform Knowlton of Ips- 
wich. — ye willow Prcscott's Dangh'r. 

Gov. John A. Andrew was a descendant of 
Robert and Grace Andrew, who settled in Rowley 
Village, where' Robert died May 29, 1668. 


j Antiquarian fajws. 





First Meeting Hotf^e, South Parish. 

Autiick W. Down, aided by the recollection 
ot'elderly people and by the Records of the So. 
Parish, has made the above excellent picture of 
i he Firs! Meeting House of the raid Parish. 

Gleanings from the Records: 

We the Subscribers of the first Parish in Ips- 
wieh, partly of the north and partly of the south 
side of the River, In Consideration That the Erec- 
ting a public meeting house for ye worship of 
God; on the Green or Level on the said South 
Side Between the Dwelling house of John Choate, 
Esq.* and Mi;.* How,} and settling 

* 'Squire Chonte's house stood opposite the 
residence of Mr. John Heard, ("an elderly peo- 
ple aid Mr. Dowe by their memory in making a 
picture of this old house. 

I Increase How was a wealthy Inn keeper His 
house was in later years known as Major Swasey's 
Tavern ; Washington was received there as he 
passed through Ipswich. This house has been 
transformed into one of the most beautiful resi- 
dences of Ipswich, by Mr. Zenas Gushing. 

therein Mr. John Walley, whose personal Qualifi- 
er tons for ye ministry we had good Taste off, or 
so ue other like Godly person of equal Qualifica- 
tions Under the present Dificult and Divided 
Circumstances of this people ; would Tend to pro- 
mote Religion, Truth and Peace among us, and 
prevent future trouble and Inconveniency, that 
Otherwise Seems Inevitable. And inasmuch as 
such a proceedour Is in our Apprehension Agree- 
able to ye Vote of said Parish, put ye eighth of 
December. 1 745, Do Therefore Covenant & Agree 
to and with Each Other, forthwith or as soon as 
may be to Incorporate ourselves, and Associates 
By the favour of the General Court into a Des- 
liuct & Separate Parish and build a meeting 
house on sd Green and Settle ye said Mr. Walley 
if to be obtained, otherwise some other Godly 
person in the ministry in said house, which house 
shall Be aboute 40 feet wide, sixty long & 24 
stud, and all affairs Relating to It to be Regula- 
ted by a Major Vote, or as ye sd Court shall Di- 
rect In Witness Where of we have hereunto 
Sett onr hands this Second Day of December, 
anno Domini, 1 7 III. 

Thomas Berry, 
Daniel Appleton, 
Jonathan Wade, 
JoSn Choate. 
Andrew Burlev, 
Thomas Norton, 
Edward Eveleth, 
Nathan Foster, 

Joseph Foster, 
John Bordman, 
Samuel Choate, 
Aaron Potter, 
Joseph Manning, 
Jacob Smith, 
Oliver Appleton. jr., 
Joseph Smith, 

Abraham Knowlton, jr. Samuel Howard. 
Daniel Smith, William Brown, jr., 

William Brown, 
George Hart, 
Oliver Appleton, 
Jonathan Prince, 
Increase How, 
Stephen Kinsman. 

Timothy Wade, 
Thomas Pears, 
Isaac Smith, 
Joseph Appleton, 
Philemon Dane, 
John Appleton, 



Daniel Ross, jr 
William Stone 
Stephen Kinsman, jr 
Andrew Btirley, jr 
Emerson Cogswell for 
his interest in \e 
sou lli side ye river 
Jeremiah Smith 
Pulatiah Kinsman 
Timothy Bragg 
Ephraim Jewett 
Benjamin Robbins 
John Hart 
Ezekiel Hunt 
Jeremiah Kinsman 
James Foster 
Moses Smith 
Nathaniel Appleton 

Samuel Waitc 
John Bordman ye 3d 
John Baker, jr 
Benjamin Grant 
Nathaniel Fuller 
Daniel Fuller 
Kbenezer Fuller 
Stephen Smith 
Nathaniel Grant 
Thomas Stanitbrd 
Daniel Stamford 
Westlcy Perkins 
William Bobbins 
Abner Day 
Daniel llodgkin 
Thomas Hodgkins 
Stephen* Brown 
Charles 'Bolles 
.Jonathan Boss 

June 5, 1717, By action of General Court the 
petitioners were made a parish, as follows: "hav- 
ing Fully heard ye parties and maturely consid- 
ered the pleas & arguments, are upon ye 

whole of Opinion that the Petitioners and their 
estates in said Parish, Together with ye Land 
belonging to Mr. Sam'l Waiiiwriglr, the Faun 
and Land lately of Collo. John Wainwright 
Commonly Called Bennets farm, l'hc Estate 
Lately of Stephen Smith, Dee'd : the E>ta»e of 
Benja Wheeler, the Lands Belonging to Sylva- 
nus Lakeman.The Land Belonging to Mr Thomp- 
son's heirs, the Estate lately of James Brown, 
now in possession of Coolcy Smith, The Estate of 
Thomas and Isaac Burnam, now in possession of 
Benja. Grant, the homestead of Saml Gibson, 
the homestead of John Calef, the homestead of 
Major Ammi Buhami Wise, and the homestead 
lately of Mr. Thomas Lord, the Interest belong 
ing to Dea. Whipple and Samuel Baker, In Ar- 
gilla Farms. Together with ye Lands Belonging 
to ye South Eigth (so called) all Lying on ye 
South Side of ye River, also the Estate Lately of 
Dca'n John Stanitbrd on ye North Side ofye Riv- 
er In said Parish, as also the Estate Belonging to 
the heirs of Symonds Epea, Esq., and the estate 

lately of Mr Samuel Appleton, now belonging to 
.Mr. Waters in England, both bj'ing in Said fust 
Parish, Together with halfe the other Lands in ye 
same Parish Owned by Persons living out, of said 
town, with all such as shall within three months 
by writing under their Hands be lodgd in the Scc- 
retarvs office Joyn them, provided they do not 
a.nount to more than One half of sd Old Parish. 

July 21, 1717, the church was organized in the 
house of Thomas Norton. [Was this the house 
now owned by Miss Abigail Appleton and Mrs. 
Stevens?] 21 m:.les signed the covenant. 

In August a Call was extended to Mr. Walley, 
and November 4, he was ordained. On this oc- 
casion the Council dined at Col. Thomas Berry's, 
"ye gentlemen and ye scholars" to the number 
of sixtj" were entertained at Col. Choate's ; and 
provision made for "a hundred laboring men" 
among thevillagers. 

The Ordination (writes Mr. Walley) was in 
the Meeting house belonging to the fust Parish, 
the Meeting House belonging to the South Parish 
not bein<i yet in sufficient Forwardness for as- 
sembling, the Frame having been but lately rais'd 
and the public Solemnity was carried on in the 
following Manner. J^p The Rev. Mr. Appleton 
of Cambridge, begun with prayer; Mr. Walley 
preached from Heb. 13: 17. The Church having 
publickly renewed their Call & Mr. Walley hav- 
ing publickly renewed his Acceptance of it, and 
other Things as usual having been mentioned, 
the Presbytery laying their hands on his Head, 
the Revd Dr. Sewall of Boston, prayd, then gave 
the Charge and prayd again ; & then the Revd 
Mr. Wigglesworth of Ipswich Hamlet gave lie 
right Hand of Fellowship, after which Mr. Walley 
appointed to be sung the concluding Part of the 
1 18th Psalm, which was sung accordingly, and 
then he pronounced the Blessing, and so the So- 
lemnity concluded. 







It was delcraiiaed tliut Mr. Walley should have 
the'same support as the Minister of the first par- 
ish: and by request Mr. Rogers furnished the 
following estimate, which is still preserved in his 
hand writing : 

" The method wherein the Hev'd Mr.' Nath'l 
Rogers's Salary was & is Regulated from ye year 
1727 to this time — viz 1717, — 

£100 in Proportion to ye Rise of ye Articles in 
ye following List taken with ye respective Prises 
aflixt to tliein lor 1727 ; 

oak Wood 20 Cord at lGs Malt 10 Hush G 

Syder 15 Barrels a 8.s Pork 5981b G 

Canities 110 lb a 1 2d Beef 600 lb 4 

Wheat 10 Hush) 9 Cheese 120 lb 8 

Butter 170 lb a 1 G Sugar 100 lb 70 

Eng Ha\ 3 Load 60 Madera Win" 8 gal G 
ball Hay 2 Load 30 Salt 1 1-2 Bush 6 
Iml (on 30 Bush'l 5 Molasses 6 Gal 3 G 

The other part of his Sallary being £50 : is in 
Proportion to the Rise of Eng Goods, &c. 

N. B. £13 6 8 was the Sterling price of the 
501' in Goods in ye year 1727. 

The new house of worship was tirst opened for 
a public service, May 22, 17 18. The last sermon 
was preached in it Dec. 31, 1837, by Dr. Fitz 
On that occasion he alluded to an old man then 
present: "It is a fact worth relating that the 
fourth individual baptized in this sanctuary" is 
now present ; that he is 90 years of age ; and 
that he became connected with this church 3 years 
since." [.Jacob, son of Joseph Manning, bap- 
tized August 7, 17-18, joined the church Jan 4, 
1835, died May 7, 1842, aged 95.] 

Dr. Dana, the successor of Mr. VV alley, made 
the following historical record : 

"1775. The next Lord's Day after the Battle 
at Lexington, it was moved in the South Church 
after the forenoon exercises to send to the tirst 
church and congregation a proposition of employ - 
in°- the next Tuesday in a special concert of 
prayer, on account of the a Heeling aspect of the 

limes. The proposition met a ready concurrence 
The day was observed. The venerable Rogers 
was then much too feeble to go abroad, but the 
people of both societies gave general and solemn 
attendance. Mr. Frisbie who was then supply- 
ing at the first parish, gave a sermon one part of 
the day ; many more me/tings of this kind were 
alternately holden in the first and south parishes, 
in the course of that distressing revolutionary 
war. In addition to these the Association of 
this vicinity for several years converted their 
usual days of meeting into whole days of prayer 
in the parishes by rotation where they met." 

Dr. Fitz made the following entry : 
>' Dec. 31, 1837, being Sabbath, the house of 
worship built in 1747, was occupied for the last 
time. In the forenoon Rev. Mr. Sawyer of Sau- 
gus preached from lleb. 13: 14, " For we have 
here no continuing city." In the afternoon the 
Pastor, [Rev. Daniel Fitz, J preached from Nu. 
9: 17. Original Hymns were sung, composed 
by Nathaniel Lord, jr., Esq. The day was sol- 
emn. Tears were shed on bidding farewell to 
the time-honored house of worship." 

The sermon preached by Dr. Fitz, is in posses- 
sion of Rev. Mr. Waters. It is thoroughly his- 
torical, and full of facts that should be in print. 
Can't it be printed ? 

Of the present Church Dr. Fitz makes ths re- 
cord: " The Dedication of the new house took 
place the next day, being Jan. 1, 1838. The 
ser,mon on that occasion was preached by the pas- 
tor, Rev. D. Fitz, from Numbers ix, 17, latter 
clause, ''In the place where the cloud abode," 
&c. Rev. Moses Sawyer, of Saugus, offered 
Prayer of Invocation ; Mr. Holbrook, of Rowley, 
read the Scriptures ; My. Crowcll of Essex, 
Prayer before Sermon ; Dr. Daniel Dana, of N' 
port, Dedicatory Prayer; My. Kimball of Ipswich 
last prayer; Jlfr. Kelly of Hamilton, Benediction. 
Thus the joyful, solemn scenes closed." 


IPS WW It A N Tl Q b\ I A* L I N P. I PK US . 



Mr. Quincy in 1 1 i<s Reminiscences now being 
published in the Independent, makes l.lio follow* 
ing reference to Col. Thorndike find Ins wife, who 
was Sarah, dangliter of Dr. Dunn, of Ipswich: — 
" Col. Thorndike was a tine looking person, re- 
puted to he Uie richest man in New England, and 
in this capacity was tlie object of much interest 
and attention, lie was a great ship owner, and 
everything ho touched seemed to succed. In Bev- 
erly, his native town, there hail grown up a sort 
of proverb about him, to the effect that if Thorn- 
dike were to semi out a pebble on a shingle il 
would come back a dollar. Yet, like all success- 
ful men, he had met with reverses ; and 1 remem- 
ber once hearing him exclaim witli some bitter- 
ness : " If I had taken every ship I owned, bio't 
them into Boston Harbor and burned them with- 
out insurance, I should be worth $100,000 more 
than 1 am now." This gentleman had married 
Miss Dana, a lady whom my father considered 
one of the finest women lie had ever met. I well 
remember the words in which he congratulated 
Col. Thorndike on his engagement, k Let me tell 
you, sir, that you have made the very best bar- 
gain you have touched yet.' " 

Brigadier Gen. William Whipple, one of the 
Signers of the Declaration of Independence, was 
of Ipswich descent. His grandfather was Mat- 
thew Whipple; and his grandmother, Martha 
[Denison] Whipple, was a grandaughter of the 
illustrious Maj. Gen. Daniel Denison. 

1663. While John Emerie vvas craving a 
blessing and before John Emerie had half done, 

Mr. Greenland put on his ha'.t and spread his 
napkin anil said: '• Com Land lord. Light sup- 
per, short grace." Thcr being pre.-ent John Em- 
erie's young son anil daughter, his wiles daughter 
and William Heifer and divers others — (Jt. Ret'.. 

We are indebted to Mr. Francis II. Wade; for 
interesting Reminiscences of his grandfather, 
Col. Nath'l Wade, which we shall publish entire. 

* . t ,*» 

Charles H Sayward, Esq.. is contributing 

occasional historical articles to the Ipswich 

Chronicle, which every lover of Ips.vich names 

nnd places will put into Lis n-i up book. May 

these articles double Mr. Daniels' subscription 


Every one realizes the value and interest of 
pictures of our old and new houses. Cuts or 
plates of these houses can ;,be obtained for two 
dollars each. We hope many of our citizens 
will have these representations of their homes 
made. If any should, Mr. A. W. Dowe can be 
consulted about the drawing. And we shall be 
very glad to insert the plates in the Antiquarian, 
anil to furnish, gratis, copies on s'leets. 

The Shattswell block is now bein<i engraved, 
and the Wise-Wallis House, and Walley-Dana 


We once more venture forth with our little 
sheet. We assure our readers it shall not be 
less interesting than last year. We trust it will 
be sustained. Fifty-seven Ipswich names were 
upon our list last year. Shall we have a hundred 
now ? 

Subscription price, 25 cts. Published monthly. 

Arthur W. Dowk. 


gutttpmimt faprss. 

j a 




Mr. Do we this month presents us the ancient 
house, which stood about half way bfjt-een the 
Town Hall and the residence of the late Miss 
!■ ally ( li'oate, now the Otlice of George Haskell, 
Esq. Eor many years its easterly end was but a 
heap of bains. It was called "the Rust house," 
and "the Foster house." It was entirely taken 
down about 20 years ago. In its prime it was a 
handsome and substantial mansion. Some years 
ago a writer in the Hist. Gen Reg. [probably Mr 
Hammatt,] thought it might have been the first 
house built by Reginald Foster: which he gave 
to his son Dea. Jacob Foster. If this is correct, 
the house was built about 1638. 

It was occupied by Doctor Samuel Wallis, a 
conspicuous citizen of Ipswich, who died in 1728. 
His daughter Elisabeth married Moses Smith, a 
son of Daniel and Deborah (Willcomb) Smith, 
and grandson of Richard and Hannah (Cheney) 
Smith. Mrs. Abigail (Smith) Sargent, a de- 
scendant of Richard Smith, has an ancient Coat 
of Arms, which has been in the family for many 
generations. Mrs. S. received it from her grand- 
father, Col. Isaac Smith. 

The late Hon. Abrarn Dodge Waite said that 
in his boyhood he heard aged people say that 
Maj. Ammi Ruhami Wise resided in this house. 

He died while at Boston on business: "1749. 
Majr Ammi Ruammi Wise, Esq'r, Died att Bos- 
ton, July the sixth, of a Pleuretic Fever, in ye 
61st Year of his Age." 

Doct'r Wallis Rust occupied it, and died there 
Dec. 1, 1792. His wife, Abigail (Jones) Rust, 
died July 28 of the same year. 

It was owned many of its last years by Fosters 
and Rusts of Boston ; was finally sold to Mr. 
Augustine Heard, who removed it. 

Sarah [Whipple] Goodhue.— 1641-81. 

Old people of Ipswich will remember a little 
book which their grandmothers always kept shut 
up in the family Bible: The "Writing" left by- 
Sarah Goodhue to her family and neighbors. 
With a few prefatory Notes we repriut it. 

Sarah (Whipple) Goodhue was the daughter of 
John Whipple, who with his brother Matthew wa3 
early in Ipswich. Emmerton and Waters in their 
" Gleanings from English Records," think these 
two brothers may have been sons of Matthew 
Whipple, of Bocking, Co. Essex, clothier. In 
his will, (1616,) he mentions sons, Matthew and 
John. Sarah married Joseph Goodhue, son of 
Dea. William Goodhue. 

Dea. William Goodhue, weaver, was in Ipswich 
as early as 1635, and was then possessed of a 
house. In 1646 he purchased a second house on 
Brook street. It was between the dwellings of 
Francis Jordan and Joseph Morse. Three years 
later he bought a third house at the east end of 
High street, adjoining a houselot of John TFin- 
throp, jr., near the river. 

A fourth house, which seems to have become 
the home of hi3 son Joseph aad Sarah ( Whipple) 



his wife, was in ilio soulh west part of the towi . 
The following extract from Essex Co. Leeds. 
B. 12, L. 252, locates this early Goodhue home : 
William Goodhue, sen'r, of Ipswich, having "re- 
ceived a letter from my father Watson this yeaie. 
1G 10, that he hath payd Mr. Giles Firman thirty- 
two pounds for ye house that 1 live in and the 
land that bclongth to it, six acres more or less, as 
it is bounded by the highway towards ye Njrth, 
and ye land of Mr. Ward's toward the Fast and 
ye laud of Thomas Ilowlett's towards ye South; 
and a brooke towards the West and Norwest bc-i 
ing in the South west end of Ipswich Towi.c as 
we go to Boston, and my lather Watson in his 
letter doth earnestly desire that I would make 
this house and laud oner unto my wile Marjory 
Goodhue after my death, and to in} - eldest son, 
Joseph Goodhue alter my death and hi. i.wne 
mother's death alsoe. 1 have received twenty- 
live pounds in silver sent me by my lather Wat- 
son, for Joseph to purchase some upland and 
meadow more to lay to this house and Ian I. for 
to make a comfortable living for my selfe and for 
my wife and my eldest son Joseph Goodhue after 
, my death if he live to marry and have children." 
These and additional lands were given to son 

Joseph, "conlirmed by an agreement made 

13. July, 1661, between Elder John Whipple and 
Dea. William Goodhue upon the marriage of 
Joseph Goodhue with Sarah Whipple." . 

Deacon Goodhue became a wealthy man and 
among the largest tax-payers. He was impris- 
oned for resisting the arbitrary Andros. His 
wile Margery [Watson,] died ICON. Sept. .ill. 
He married (2) widow Mary [Osborne] Webb. 
He died about 1700, aged 85 years His chil- 
dren were Dea. Joseph, William and Mary. His 
son William li"s buried at the light of the gate of 
the High St. Yard : " Here Lies ye Body of Mr. 
William Goodhue who died July the, 10, 1722, 
aged about 56 years 

Joseph Goodhue was elected Deacon. From 

the following " Writing," we can estimate some- 
what the character of this old-time family. After 
the death of Sarah (Whipple,) his wife, he mar- 
ried widow Rebekah Todd. Tradition says she 
was of Rowley, and that her daughter Annab 
rodd became a member of the Goodhue house- 
hold. His third wile was widow Clark. The 
children living at his death, were : William, Mary 
Norton. Maigvry Knowlton, Sarah Kimball, Su- 
sanna Kimball, and Joseph. Ilr mentions hU 
step-daughter, Annab. Todd, in his will. Ann ah 
Todd became the lirst of five wives of Edmund 
Heard; she died early, and with her only babe, 
lies near the oldest Wainwright tomb in I he ( enlre 
of the High street yard ; diminutive slate stone, 
still in perfect preservation, marks her grave: 
•• Here Lyes ye Iiody of Anne Heard Deceased 
June ye 13, 1709, aged 20 years. 


Valedictory and Monitory 


Left by ikiruJi Go'jdhue, the Wife of Joseph 
Goodhue of Ipswich, in N. E. and found alter 

. her Decease; full of spiritual Experiences, 
sage Counsels pious Instructions, ami serious 
Exhortations : 

Directed to her Husband and Children, with 
other near Relations and Friends, and profitable 
to all that may happen to read the same. 

She was the youngest Daughter of Elder Whip- 
ple, born at the said Ipswich, Anno Kill, and 
died suddenly, (as she presaged she should') .Inly 
23. 1681. Three Days after she had been delivered 

of i wo hopeful Children, leaving ten in all sur- 

Cambridge, New England: Printed in 1681. 
SALEM: Re-printed by Samuel Hall. 1770. 

DEAR and loving Husband, if it should please 
the Lord to make a sudden change in thy family, 
the which I know not how soon it may be, and I 
am fearful of it : 



Therefore in :i lew words I would declare bn:ne 
thing of my mind, losi I should afterward.! have 
no opportunity : 1 cannot but, sympathize did 
pity thy condition, seeing thou hast -.. great fami- 
ly of children, and some of them small, and if it 
should please the Lord to add to thy number one 
more or two, be not discouraged, although it 
should please the Lord to depiive thee of thy 
weak help which is so near and dear unto thee. 
Trust in the living God, who will he an help to 
the helpless, and a la her to the motherless. 

■My desire is, thai if thou art so contented, to 
dispose of two or three of my children: If it 
please the Lord that I should be delivered of a 
living child, sou or daughter, my desire is. that 
my lather and mother should have it, if they 
please, I freely bequeath and give it to them. 

And also my desire is, that my cousin iSymond 
Stacy should have John if he please, I freely be- 
queath and give him to him for his own if thou 
ait willing. And also my desire is, that my cous- 
in Catherine Whipple should have Susann i, 
which is an hearty girl, and will quickly be help- 
fid to her, and she may be helpful to the child, to 
bring her up : These or. either o.f these 1 durst 
trust their care under (Jod, for the faithful dis- 
charge of that which may be for my childien's 
good and comfort, and I hope to thy satisfaction. 
Therefore if they be willing to lake them, and 
to deal well by them, answer my desire 1 pray 
thee, thou hast been willing to answer my request 
formerly, and I hope now thou wilt, this being 
the last, so far as I know. 

Honoured and most loving (ather and mother, 
I cannot tell how to express your fatherly and 
motherly love towards me and mine: It hath 
been =o great and in several kinds ; for the which 
in a poor re piital, I give you hearty and humble 
thanks, yat trusting in God that he will enable 
you to be father and mother to the motherless: 
Be not troubled for the loss of an unworthy daugh- 
ter : but rejoice in the free grace of (Jod, that 

there is hopes of [rejoicing together hereafter in 
the place of everlasting joy and blessedness. 

Brothers and Sisters all, hearken and hear the 
voire of the Lord, that by his su Idcn providence 
doth call aloud on you to prepare yourselves for 
that swift and sudden messenger of death : that 
no one of you may be found without a wedding 
gar iieut ; a part and portion in Jesus Cluist: the 
assurance <.f the love of God, which will enable 
you to leave this world, and all your relations, 
though never so near and dear, for the everlasting 
enjoyment of the great and glorious God, if you 
do fear him in truth. 

The Private Society to which while here I did 
belong; if God by his Providence come amongst 
you, and begin by death to break you ; be not 
discouraged, but be strong in repenting, faith & 
prayers, with the lively repeatal of God's counsels 
declared unto you by his faithful messengers : O 
pray each for another and with one another; that 
so in these threatning times of storms and trouble 
you may be found more precious than gold tried 
in the fire. Think not a few hours time in your 
approaches to (Jod mispent ; but consider serious- 
ly with yourselves to what end God lent to you 
any time at all : This surely I can through grace 
now say ; that of the time that there, I spent, 
through the blessing of God, I have no cause to 
repent, no not in the least. 

my children all, which in pains and care have 
cost me dear ; unto you I call to come 'and take 
what portion your dying mother will bestow up- 
on you : many times by experience it hath been 
found that the dying words of parents have left a 
living impression upon the breasts of Children : O 
my children be sure to set the fear of God before 
your eyes ; consider what you are by nature, mis- 
erable sinners, utterly lost and undone ; and that 
there is no way and means whereby you can 
come out of this miserable estate ; but by the me- 
diation of the Lord Jesus Christ : lie died a re- 
proachful death that every poor humbled and true 



repcuting sinner by faith on God through him, 
might have everlasting life: O my Children, the 
best counsel that a poor dying Mother can give 
you is, to get a part and portion in the Lord Je- 
sus Christ, that will hold when all these things 
fail ; O let the, Lord Jesus Christ he precious in 
your sight. 

O children, neighbours and friends, 1 hope I 
can by experience truly say, that Christ is the 
best, most precious, most durable portion, that 
all or any of you can set your hearts' delight up- 
on : I forever desire to bless and praise the Lord, 
that he hath opened mine eyes to see the empti- 
ness of these things and mine own ; and to behold 
the fulness and riches of grace that is in the 
Lord Jesus Christ : To that end my children, I 
do not only counsel you, but in the fear of the 
Lord I charge you all to read Cod's word, and 
pray unto the Lord that he would be pleased to 
give you hearts and wisdom to improve the great 
and many privileges that the Lord is at present 
pleased to afford unto you, improve your youthful 
days unto God's service, your health and strength 
whilst it lasteth, for you know not how soon your 
health may be turned into sickness, your strength 
into weakness, and your lives into death; as 
death cuts the tree of your life down, so will it 
lie; as death leaveth you, so judgment will find 
you out: Therefore be pers waded to agree with 
your adversary quickly, whilst you are in the 
way of these precious opportunities: be sure to 
improve the lively dispensations of the gospel ; 
give good attention unto sermons preached in 
publick, and to sermons repeated in private. 

Endeavor to learn to write your father's hand, 
that you may read over those precious sermons 

that he hath taken pains to write and keep from 
the mouths of God's lively messengers, and in 
them there are lively messages : 1 can through 
the blessing of God along with them say. that 
they have been lively unto me: and if you im- 
prove them aright, why not to all of you? God 
npbraideth none of the seed of Jacob that seek 
bis Face in truth : My children be encouraged in 
this work, yon are in the bond of the covenant, 
although you may be breakers of covenant, yet 
God is a merciful keeper of covenant. Endeavor 
as you grow up to own and renew your covenant, 
and rest not if God give you life, but so labour to 
improve all the advantages that God is pleased to 
afford you, that you may be fit to enjoy the Lord 
Jesus Christ in all his Ordinances. What hath 
the Lord Jesus given himself for you ? if you will 
lay hold of him by true faith and repentance : And 
what will you be backward to accept of his gra- 
cious and free offers, and not to keep in remem- 
brance his death and sufferings, and to strength- 
en your weak faith ; 1 thank the Lord in some 
measure I have found that ordinance a life- 
making ordinance unto my soul. 

Oh, the smiles and loving embraces that they 
miss of that hold off and will not be in such near 
relation unto thair Head and Saviour. The Lord 
grant that Christ may be your Portions- all 
[Concluded in another number.'} 

PublisJied Monthly. 25 cts a year 

Arthur W. Dowe, Ipswich. 
A. Caldwell. 


Itiitiquarimi f;rj.up. 

■ i 



NO. XV. 

Maj. Gen. Daniel Denison's Grave. 


.- v 


The Grave of Gen. Denison in the High street 
Burying Yard is marked bv a heavy horizontal 
slab supported by a brick base. The inscription 
is entirely obliterated by time, buttle slab can be 
identified by a cavity or indentation at. its head, 
like the above outline. This cavity originally 
contained the Denison Coat of Arms, which was 
removed some years ago by one of Denison's de- 
scendants who borrowed it to have a cast made 
from it. 

Gen. Denison died Sept 20, 1682*. The 200th 
Anniversary of his decease occurs next year. We 
hope the day will be set apart for a Denison 
Memorial, and that the slab will 1-e re-inscribed, 
and thus the spot be continued in remembrance. 
Throe other Denison grave-stones are near this, 
one with a latin epitaph needs to be re-lettered. 

In the Boston Public Library, [Prince Cata- 
logue,] is probably the only remaining copy of 
the sermon, or " Funeral Meditation, "occasioned 
by the "Interment of Maj. Gen. Daniel Denison, 
Sept. 22, HiNL'." Its title is: 

"A Euneral DISCOURSE upon the three first 
verses of the third Chapter of Isaiah ; Occasioned 
by the Death of the Worshipful Major General 
DENISON, Who Deceased at Ipswich, Sept. 20, 
1(582. By Mr. William Hvbbard. Printed at 
Boston by Samuel Green. 1G84." 

The sermon is very long, and contains but little 

biograhical or historical information. Of the 
latest hours of Denison's life Hubbard says : 

His military skill for some years before his death 
advanced him to the Conduct and Command of the 
whole, which he was able to have managed with 
great exactness, yet was he not inferior in other 
Sciences: And as a good Souldier of Christ Jesus 
he had attained to no small confidence in bis last 
Conflicts with the King of Tenors, being not af- 
fraid to look Death in the face in cold blood, but 
with great composedness of mind received the last 
Summons: For though he was followed with tor- 
menting pain ofStranguary that pursued him to 
the last, he neither expressed impatience under 
those grinding pains nor want of confidence or 
comfort from his first seizure: yea, such was] his 
earnest desire to be discharged from [his Warfare 
that he could not be perswaded to say Amen, to 
the Earnest desires of his best and nearest friends 
for recovery, or for continuance of life any long- 
er. * * So he quietly resigned up his spirit To 
God that gave it. 

To say he was without infirmities is to 
say he was not a Man : for there is no just man 
thatsinneth not. Yet as they say of natural 
Phisitians their Errors are buried in the Church 
Yard though their Cures are written with the 
beams of the Sun : if he as a Physitian of the 
State, had any skill above others, iet none envy 
him the honor therof; if he ever committed any 
Errors let them be buried with him in his Grave, 
as in a Sepulchre of oblivion. 

Gen. Denison left in MS a little book, which 
was printed with the Funeral Discourse. It was 
entitled: " An IRENICON, or a Salve for Xew 
England's Sore: Penned by the said Major Gen- 
eral; and left behind him as his Farewell and last 
Advice to his Friends of the Massachusetts." 

On the fly-leaf of this old Funeral Sermon is 
written: " T. Bailys's Booke. Bestowed on 
him by ye Reverend Author. Dec. 1, 1084." 



Sarah [Whipple] Goodhue, 1641-81. 
Concluded from December Number. 

My children, one or two words I have to say 
to you more ; in the first place, be sure to carry 
well to your father, obey him, love him, follow his 
instructions and example, be ruled by him, take 
his advice, and have a care of grieving him. For 
I must U"-ui'\ ilu; tiuth unto you, and I may call 
some of you to testily against yourselves, that 
your Father hath been loving, kind, tender-heart- 
ed towards you all, both for .your temporal and 
spiritual good. 

You that are grown up cannot but see how 
careful your father is when he cometh home from 
his work to take the young ones up into his wea- 
ried arms, by his loving carriage and care towards 
those you may behold as in a glass his tender 
care and love to you every one as you grew up. 
I can safely say that his love was so to von all, 
that I cannot say which is the child that he doth 
love the best. Hut further I may testify unto you 
that this is not all that your father hath been do- 
ing for you, and that some of you may bear me 
witness that he hath given you many instructions 
which hath been to the end your souls might en- 
joy happiness ; he hath reproved you often for 
your evils, laying before you the ill event that 
would happen unto you if you did not walk in 
God's ways, and give your minds to do his will, 
to keep holy his sabbaths, to attend unto reading 
God's Word, hearing it preached with a d.»sire to 
profit by it, and declaring unto you this way that 
he had experienced to get good by it : that was 
to pray unto the Lord for his blessing with it ami 
upon it, that it might soak into the heart and find 
entertainment there : and that you should medi- 
tate upon it : and he hath told you Meditation 
was as the key to open the door to let you in, or 
that into your heart, that you might find the 
sweetness of God's word. 

Furthermore, my children, be encouraged in 

this work. Your father hath put up many prayers 
with ardent desires and tears to God on behalf of 
you all: which if yon walk with God, I hope yon 
will find gracious answers and showers of blessing 
from those bottled tears for von. () carry it well 
to your father, that he may yet be encouraged to 
be: doing and pleading for your welfare. Consider 
that the scripture holdeth forth many blessings to 
such children that obey their parents in the Lord, 
but there are curses threatened to the disobedient. 

My children, in your life and conversation live 
godly, walk soberly, modestly and innocently: 
be diligent, and be not hasty to follow new fash- 
ions, and the pride of life, that now too much 
abound. Let not pride betray the good of your 
immortal souls. 

And if it please the Lord that you live to match 
yourselves, and to make your choice: Be sure 
you choose such as first do seek the kingdom of 

My first, as thy name is Joseph, 
Labor so in knowledge to increase, 

As to be freed from the guilt of thy s'ins, 
And enjoy eternal Peace. 

Mary, labor to be so arrayed 

With the hidden man of the heart, 

That with Mary thou mayest find. 
Thou hast chosen the better part. 

William, thou hadst that name, 

For thy grandfather's sake. 
Labor so to tread in his steps, 

As over sin conquest thou mayest make. 

Sarah, Sarah's daughter thou shalt be, 
If thou continuest in doing well, 
Labor so in holiness among the daughters to walk 
As that thou mayest excel. 
So my children all, if I must be gone, 
I with tears bid you all — Farewell. 

The Lord bless you all. 

Noio dear Husband, I can do no less than turn 
unto thee, 



And if I could, 1 would naturally mourn with 
thee : 

And in u poor requital of all thy kindness, if I 
could, J would speak some things of comfort to 
thee, whilst thou dost mourn for me. A tender 
hearted, affectionate, and entire loving husband 
thou hast been to me several vvay9. If I should 
hut speak of what I have found as these outward 
things; I being but weakly naturcd : in all my 
burthens thou hast willingly with me sympathized 
and cheerfully thou hast helped me bear them, 
which although I was but weak natured, and so 
the more unable to go through those troubles in 
my wa}", yet thou hast by thy cheerful love to me 
helped me forward in a cheerful frame of spirit : 
But when I come to speak or consider in thy 
place, thy great pains and care for the good of my 
soul : this twenty years experience of thy love to 
me in this kind, hath so instamped it upon m}' 
mind, that I do think that there never was man 
more truly kind to a woman. I desire forever to 
bless and praise the Lord, that in mercy to my 
soul, he by his providence ordered that I should 
live with thee in such a relation ; therefore dear 
husband, be comforted in this, (although God by 
his providence break that relation between us, 
that he gave being to at first,) that in thy place 
thou hast been a Man of knowledge to discharge 
to God and my soul that scripture commanded 
duty, which by the effects in me wrought through 
the grace of God, thou mavest behold with com- 
fort our prayers not hindered, but a gracious ans- 
wer from the Lord, which is of great price and 
reward. Although my being gone be thy loss, 
yet I trust in and through Jesus Christ it will be 
my gain. 

Was it not to this end that the Lord was pleas- 
ed to enable thee and give thee in heart to take 
(as an instrument,) so much pains for his glory 
and my eternal good, ami that it might be thy 
comfort: As all thy reading of scriptures and 

writing ofsermons, and repeating of them over to 
me, that although 1 was necessarily often absent 
from the public worship of God, yet by thy pains 
and care to the good of my soul, it was brought 
home unto me: And blessed be the Lord who 
hath set home by the operation of his Spirit, so 
many repeatals of precious sermons and prayers 
and tears for me and with me, for my eternal good. 
And now let it be thy comfort under all ; go on, 
and persevere in believing in God, and praying 
fervently unto God : Let not thy affectionate 
heart become hard, and thy tears dried away; 
and certainly the Lord will render a double por- 
tion of blessing upon thee and thine. 

If thou couldst ask me a reason why I thus de- 
clare myself? I cannot answer no other but this, 
that I have had of late a strong persuasion upon 
my mind, that by sudden death I should be sur- 
prised, either at my travail, or soon after it; the 
Lord fit me for himself. Although I could be 
very willing to enjoy thy company and my chil- 
dren longer, yet if it be the will of the Lord that 
I must not, I hope I can say cheerfully, "The will 
of the Lord be done." This hath been often my 
desire and thy prayer. 

Further, if thou couldst ask me why I did not 
discover some of these particulars of my mind to 
thee before, my answer is, because I knew that 
thou wert tender hearted towards me, and there- 
fore I would not create thee needless trouble. 

Oh, dear husbasd, dearest of all my bosom 
friends, if by sudden death I must part from thee, 
let not thy trouble and cares that are on thee 
make thee to turn aside from the right way : 

dear heart, if I must leave thee and thine here 

Of my natural affection here is my heart and 


lie courageous, and on the living God bear up 


thy heart in so great a breach as this. 


Dear Husband, if by sudden death I am taken 
away from thee, there is infolded among thy pa- 
pers something that I have to say to thee and 

July 14, 1681. 

From my Note Book. 


Items told me by George W. Caldwell and 
others : 

Daniel llovey built the old wharf on Turkey 

An old house stood below the bank at Hull's 

The late Dea. Aaron Cogswell planted a tree 
upon the site of the ancient whipping post. The 
tree stands east of the North Church, as one goes 
towards the Chap.'l. The Stocks and Pillory 
were near a small ledge of rock a short distance 
easterly from the tree. 

On a deed, dated 1721, of " Joseph Grow & 
J no. Grow to John Kimball, Taylor,,'' are three 
seals, each imprinted with the Wainwrigiit Arms 
and accompanying the signature of John NVain- 

1708. From Capt. Philip Hcmmcnd's Log 
Hook. Sateday, July 16, 1768. this Day We 
came to port Roiel iSL Landed our oxen & Horses 
it Sheep. & this Day Capt. Staniford Saled for 
Home from porlRoyel. 

An old account book, evidently a cooper's, is 
in my possession. It has dates from 1690 to 
lG'JG, and the following names occur : John deni- 
son, Jolni Daye, Thomas Clark, Mr. Samucll 

Apleton, Samuel hart, John Waite, Robart Lord, 
Samuel Chipman, John Kimball, Feleinan waner, 
Samuel holies. Mr. Krancise wainwrigiit, Mr. An- 
drew diiiian, Abraham Poster, Abraham how. 
Joseph good hue, John elatrip, Jonathan hobs, 
John prichet, Mr. John baker, John numan, Jo- 
seph medkif, Captain rindge, nathaniell Fitts, 
Thomas medkif, Samuel! pearly, Jams Fuller, 
sena., John denis, John Caldwell, neheniiah J> -w- 
et, Jonathan Lou mux, etc. Among the items 
are the following : 

1802. Inscription from High street Burying 
Ground. "Sacred to the memory of Capt. Jo- 
seph Melcheu, youngest son of Mr. Joseph <&. 
Mrs. M.utv Melciieu of Brunswick, who per- 
ished in a storm, Nov'r 7th, 1H02, onlpswich Bar, 
in the 21st year of his age. 

" Amidst the raging billows drove. 
My life to save in vain I strove. 
And soon my strength began to Hoe 
I perished in the Cruel sea. 

My weeping friends your silence keep, 
When to my Grave you come to weep. 
Prepare to follow me you must. 
And mingle with your native dust." 


Published Monthly. '_'•"> cents a year. . 
, Aktiiur W. Dowe, A. ki.i.. 

For hoping old cask 

a can led 



a bonnet stik 


a piging hop 



too rakes 



a botlel 




too Hellers 



mending a bottii 

and muk 

mg a 

( 'liesemote 



a paille and a sk 

in for po 



Crd by huckel berys 

- 1 

by ■> thousan of 


. -J 




itrian mmv&. 




NO. XVi. 

Rev. Joseph Dana, D. D. 

Copied by Arthur W. Dome. 

The above profile is supposed to be the only 
likeness of the venerable Dr. Dana. His memo- 
ry is still fragrant, though the present generation 
never personally knew him. Over his remains in 
the South Grave Yard is a table monument bear- 
ing the following inscription : 

In Memory of 

for sixty- two years 

Minister of the South Church. 

His protracted life was eminently 

devoted to the cause of God and Man. 

As a preacher 

he was evangelical, instructive and faithful. 

\s a pastor 

affectionate and devoted. 

In all the relations of life 

a pattern of Christian virtue. 

lie was born in Pomfret, Conn. Nov. 2, O. S. 1742 

Graduated at Yale College. 1700 

Ordained at Ipswich, Nov. 7, 1765, 

Received as Colleague the 

Rev. Daniel Fit*, June 28, 1826, 

Slept in Jesus, Nov. 16, 1827. 

aged 85 years. 

His people erect this monument of his piety 
and worth and of their unfailing attachment and 

still each rising sigh that would repine. 
Or charge the Sovereign Hand with wrong, 
Nor let us thankless to thy call resign 
The precious blessing lent so long. 

In the High Street Grave Yard is the following 
1 1 script ion : 

Here lie the remains of Mrs. Mary Dana, Con- 
sort of the Rev. Mr. Joseph Dana, and eldest 
daughter of ye late Mr. Daniel Staniford. She 
departed this Life May the 14th, 1779, Aged 27 
Years & -1 Months. 

Unblamed through life, lamented in her end, 
A pleasant daughter, sister, wife and friend. 

In the South Yard, at his side, rests 

Marv, Consort of Joseph Dana, D. D. 
ed April 13, A. D. 1803, aged 53. 


By Jesus and her friends beloved, 

And in afflictions furnace proved, 

Her soul went forth to meet her Lord, 

Her riesh at rest waits His reviving word. 


Celebration of the 4th of July, 
at Ipswich, 1817. 

AGREEABLY to previous arrangements, the 
lately organized under the name of one of the most 
distinguished fathers of this antient town, [see 
Elliot's liiog. Diet. art. Dknison,] and command- 
ed by Capl. Roiikrt Kimball, made its first pub- 
lic appearance in complete uniform, 

At 10 A. M. t lit* company after funning at the 
court- house, proceeded to the house of Capt. 
John II. Harris.; where an elegant STANDARD 
which had been procured by the ladies of the 
town, was presented by CAROLINE Goldsmith 
Harris, a Miss of the age of 1 1. daughter of 
Capt. II. to Mr Andrew Russell, the Ensign of 
the company, with the following 



Designated by the ladies of this town, I come 
in their behalf to present to the company to which 
you belong, their sincere congratulations. The 
organization and equipment of this company, ef- 
fected by its laudable ambition to excel in the 
military art, do honor to those individuals, whose 
patriotic exertions Lave contributed to procure 
them ; and those, whom on the present occasion I 
have the honor to represent, will warrant, me in 
tendering their best wishes for its highest success 
and glory- 
May the honored nam.' by which you have cho- 
sen to be known, and whose insignia adorn tins 
token of our esteem, be often in your recollection 
as one of the most venerable among the fathers 
of Ipswich. 

While prepared to repel every lawless invader, 
our countrymen, we trust, will not fail to cultivate 
the arts and the principles of peace. This com- 
pany will not forget that the renowned DENISON 

though "a mighty man and man of war.' was 
eminently a ••friend of peace." 

May tliis day consecrated in the annals oi our 
country as the birth day of our national existence 
in every revolving year find her sons and her 
daughters in the full enjoyment of those blessings 
for which their fathers endured distresses and 
dangers; and may the spirit of the fathers rest 
upon the children till lime shall be no longer. 

As a small testimonial of regard due to those to 
■vhom iiniler Providence we look for protection in 
lime of public danger, we present you this .stan- 
dard. Accept, sir. this pledge of our best wishes 
for the success of this company; and'! may the 
God of armies crown with his blessing the lauda- 
ble exertions of the DENISON LIGHT IN- 

To which Ensign Russell made the following 

In receiving this elegant standard, the members 
PANY were wanting in sensibility, did they not 
render to the Ladies'oflpsvtich their most grate- 
ful acknowledgements ; particularly to vou, be- 
loved Miss, their representative on this occasion. 

That the services of this or any other portion 
of the military of our country may not be needed 
for the repelling of invasion is our most earnest 
prayer. But should our fair country again be ex- 
posed to the desolating sword of an enemy, may 
she never want from among her sons those who 
will be prepared at every hazard to defend the 
rich inheritance they have received from their 
fathers. And' should this standard ever be called 
to the field of battle may those who have pre- 
sented it have the satisfaction of seeing it sup- 
ported with honor in the cause of their country. 

That the name we have chosen for the company 
meets the approbation of those whom you repre- 
sent, affords us increased gratification in having 
made the selection. May that renowned name 
which unites the character of "a mighty man and 
a man of war," with that of an eminent "friend of 




peace," descend with honor to all generations. 

On this auspicious day may the recollection of 
t he distresses and dangers which our fathers en- 
dured in the cause. of freedom and independence, 
enhance the value of these blessings; and may 
every revolving year consecrate those principles 
which procured and which alone can preserve them 

May this pledge of your wishes for our success, 
never be dishonored ; and may those patriotic la- 
thes whose liberality we now recognize, ever be 
happy under the kind protection of the God of 

The company then returned to the court house 
where many of the citizens of the .own had con- 
vened for the purpose of joining in the celebration 
of the clay. . A procession of the citizens was then 
formed, preceded by the company and band of 
music as an escort, and passed to the training 
field on the south side of the river, and returned 
to the Meeting House of the fust parish; where 
' after appropriate music and a prayer by the Rev. 
Dr. Dana the Rev. David T. Kimball delivered 
to a crowded audience an appropriate address ; 
and after a closing prayer by the Rev. Mr. Crow- 
ell, anil another piece of music, the procession 
again fumed and passed northwardly up lligh-st. 
and returned to Treadwell's Hotel, to a public 
dinner, which had hcen provided for the occasion. 
After dinner were the fol'o\ing 

TOASTS, with music as annexed. 

1. The day. May its annual return find the 
United States free, independent and happy till 
the end of time. Music— United States march. 

2. The Constitution of the United States. 
Faithfully administered, may it ever be a protec- 
tion to the people against the extremes of anarchy 
and despotism. (Slow march in Battle Prague.) 

:i. The President of the United States. May 

his administration be as happy as his visits are 
welcome to the people. (President's march.) 

4. The Governor of Massachusetts. A valuable 
officer in our revolutionary army. Services like 
his will not go unrewarded by an enlightened 
people. Massachusetts march.) 

5. Lt. Gov. Phillips. His distinguished public 
charities have endeared his name to the friends of 
learning, virtue and their country. (Boston inch) 

<>. ( Here the company rose.) The memory of 
George Washington. " We ne'er shall look upon 
his like again." (Washington's inarch.) 

7. The memory of those HEROES who have 
fallen in the cause of OUR COUNTRY. (Hes- 
sian Grenadiers. ) 

8. Agriculture, Commerce and Manufactures. 
May they flourish under a government which af- 
fords equal protecion to them all. (Green's mch.) 

0. To the memory of the illustrious DANIEL 
DENISON. May the Company who have adop- 
ted his name bear in remembrance his eminent 
civic and military virtues. (Ipswich review.) 

10 Adams, Jefferson and Madison. May their 
situations in retirement be as happy to themselves 
as their respective administrations were beneficial 
to their country. (Setting Stars.) 

It. The Clergy. Learned, pious and patriotic 
— may the fruit of their labors be manifest in the 
character of all our citizens. (Old Hundred.) 

12. The Rising Generation — the hope of their 
Country. (Yankee doodle.) 

13, Peace on earth Good Will to man. (Free 
Mason' march. ) 

Volunteer. Our mothers, wives, sisters and 
daughters; particularly those ladies of Ipswich 
whose liberality has this day been recognized in 
the gift of an elegant standard to the DENISON 
of Edinburgh.) 

A vote of thanks passed to the Rev. clergymen 
for their services on the occasion, and particularly 
to the Rev. Orator of the Day for his able, judic- 



ions ant! conciliatory address, with a request of a 
copy for publication ; lint which, to the regret of 
the company, he modestly declined. It is unnec- 
essary to add. that all parties united in this de- 
cent celebration ; no discordant feelings disturbed 
the pleasing recollections which the occasion af- 
forded : the weather was remarkably pleasant ; 
and good humor and grateful joy were visible in 
every countenance. — Broadside, 1 ft] 7. 

Mr. Francis 11. Wade has the original Sub- 
scription paper of the Ladies who presented the 
Standard. It is thought that all are dead but 
two: Mrs. (ata Heard, and Mrs. [Hannah Cald- 
well] Clarke. 

Ipswich, May 15, 1«17. 

We whose names are hereto subscribed, sever- 
ally engage to contribute the sums annexed to 
our respective names, for the purpose of procur- 
ing a standard with appropriate devices, &c, for 
the Denison Light Infantry, now organized in this 
town, the same to be appropriated under the di- 
rection of a committee to be appointed for the 
purpose : 

Abigail Farley £1 50 Belhia Fitz 

Susan Brown 1 

D. V. Kimball 1 
Mary Jewett 

Lydia B Treadwcll 1 

Cata Heard 1 

GO Margaret Smith 1 

[Torn] Treadwell 1 

Sarah Choate 1 

Abigail Dana 1 

Sarah F. Andrews 2 
Eunice Caldwell 1 
Hannah Harris I 

Rebekah Wait 
Hannah Treadwell 1 
Abigail Lord 1 

Lucy Baker 1 

Hannah S. Heard 1 



Mary Heard 
Mary Wade 
Mary Baker 
Eunice Lord 
P. A. & A. P. 

Joanna Stan wood 
Eunice Caldwell 
M. Heard and 

Joan g 

Lucy Smith 
Margaret Manning 1 
Lucy Lakeman 1 

Hannah Caldwell 



Meek Spirits are the Glue and Soader that 
unites Societies. — Maj. Gen. Daniel Denison. 

Edward Brown called William Bartholomew 
bmtlier. Robert Lord did the same. How were 
they brothers ? The houslots of the three were 
adjoining : the house of Bartholomew in the mid- 
dle. William Bartholomew hid a sister Sarah. 
Is there any evidence of her marriage? 

Geo. W. Bartholo J'.v» jr., Austin. Texas. 

Who were the parents of Mary IVince who mar- 
ried Joseph Fowler, int. of in. '1W Mas. 1 7."5!*? 
They had a son Joseph who married a Lydia 
Smith or Davis*. Can you tell me of this Smith 
or Davis family ? 

Who were the part .ts of widow Esther Iluse 
and the name of her former husband? She mar- 
ried the first Joseph Fowler above; int. of in. 

Nov. 177-1. Matthew. A. Sticknev. 

1 !!• Boston st. Salem. Ms. 

About 172i» Daniel Hovey came from Ipswich 
to Oxford. He was a carpenter, and became a 
prominent citizen : was many years Deacon of 
Cong'l^ church. flic name has till recently been 
prominent in town affairs. Can you tell anything 
of the history of I his Daniel Hovey? 

Geo. F. Daniels. Oxford. Mass. 

The carpenters engaged in building the South 
Meeting House were, William Heard, John An- 
thon\ Kimball, John Wade; these were the con- 
tractors and also practical workmen. Assistants, 
Ephraim Fellows, John Kimball, 8ti, constantly, 

and a part of the lime Daniel Hodgkins and 

George. The entire woodwork was done by these 
men, including blinds, window sashes, doors. — 
We believe only two of these men are now living. 

Aaron P. Ross has a sword carried in the 
French and Indian War. 






4tff®aii i 
" iilisfii ^ 

Shatswell House. High street. Frmn a 
Druwiny by A\thur W. l)uice,—l$80. This 
House is one of tlio oldest residences of the 
Tuwn. Tlie central purl is very ancient. Hie 
ends were added lah r. Tins estate is one of the 
very few that has lemaiued in the family name by 
inheritance from the lime of the original grant to 
the present: generation The land was granted 
to John Shatswell in 1 ii-"» I . He built a house upon 
it at that time, a few rods to the east of the pres- 
ent residence, lie is the earliest person on the 
Records to whom the title of Deacon is given. 
His name appears in official capacities on the 
Town hooks. lie assisted a good deal in la\ing 
out the early hbuselots. His wife's name was 
Joanna. He had sons, — John 2, and Richard 2. 
The son John 2 was married, but there is no Ips- 
wich record of any descendants of his. 

Richard 2, married Rebecca Tuttle, whose 
father lived near the house built by the Rev. Mr. 
Ward on what is now called Linden street. [What 
a pity that Linden stieel was not called Ward St.] 
Richard 2, and Rebecca*, had sons. — Richard 3. 

and John .'5, and daughters Hannah and Sarah. 
We surmise that the oldest part of the present 
Shatswell house was built by Richard 3, and that 
John 3 lived in the original dwelling. 

Richard 2, who had the title of Mr. died July 
13, 1694. 

Richard .'!, married a Cheney. The Cheneys 
were well-to-do people, and married into the res- 
pectable families of their day. Richard Smith 
one of the richest of our early names, married 
I lannah Cheney. 

John 3 married Sarah Younglove, June 20, 
1(584. The Younglove family lived on or near 
the site of the present Town House. 

Sarah Shatswell, daughter of Mr. Richard 2, 
married Roger Ringe, — another of the prominent 
early names now extinct in Ipswich. Her sister 
Hannah never married; at her death she gave her 
her property to the children of Roger and Sarah 
Ringe. The Town Clerk recorded her death : 
" Hannah Shatswell, an antient maid, died Aug. 
18, 1720." 

Deacon John Shatswell, the ancestor of the 
family, died in 1646, twelve years after his set- 
tlement in Ipswich. His sister was the wife of 
John Webster, who owned lands very near him 
on High street. The VYebsters at a later period 
removed to New Hampshire, and that state will 

probably give due regard to the name so long as 
she remembers Samuel Webster, the young Revo- 
lutionary Chaplain, over whose grave thousands 
mourned ; and Daniel and Ezekiel Webster of 

still wider fame. 


Deacon Shatswell had a I) rot her Tlieopliilns 

who lived in Ipswich a little while, and then set- 
tled in Haverhill. There is mention made of 
him and his descendants in Haverhill History. 

Col. John Wainwright's Tomb. 

Jliyh Street Grave Yuri!. 


In October last it was discovered that the an- 
cient Tomb built, it is supposed, by Col. John 
Wainwright, had partly fallen in. I visited it 
at the time, and the following is the result of my 
investigations : 

The entrance had been closed some years ago 
with old gravestones which were removed from 
the graves where they had originally been placed. 
The largest of these stones was in memory of 
Capt. Berasley Perkins, whose house stood on 
the site of Mr. Manasseh Brown's present resi- 
dence. This slab is freestone and has a square 
socket from which the Perkins Arms have been 
removed. It bears this Inscription : 

Here Lies yc Body of 

Capt. Bemsley Perkins, who Died 

July ye 23, 1720, 

in ye 45 year of his age. 

A smaller slab of slate had this inscription : 

Here lyes ye body of William Iloueard, who 
died July 25, lTU'J, and in ye 75 year of his age. 

Another, — Here Lyes the Body of Edmund 
Heard, aged 07 years 3 ds. Dec"d Dec'r ye 28th 

Another, — Here Lys ye Body of Mrs Lydia 
Dennis, (wife of Mr. John Dennis,) who died 
June ye 10, 1712, and in the 40th year of her 

A tender mother, 

A prudent wife, 

At God's command 
Resigned her life. 
& at her High! 

Let this word fall. 
Submit my fiieud 
Now God doth call 

There were several foolstones with the follow 
ing names and initials : 

171'.». Thomas Lull ; R. K. ; L. V. K. 
P. Appleton ; and a fragment with X. I>'. 

Within the tomb are the remains of perhaps 

ten bodies. The collins with hut one exception 
were crumbled and broken. There were several 
fragments of lids upon which were hearts formed 
with iron nails; and initials and dates with brass 
nails. Some of these initials we have identified 
by the Town Kecords : — C. W. 1731. [Chris- 
tiana Wainwright.] S. W. JE 37. 1773. [Sam- 
uel Wainwright.] 'V. W. 1 77:5 The coffin 
which was in the best state of preservation, had 
upon its lid,— P. C. iE 80. 1708. This was 
probably Dr. Parker Clark, who married Miss 
Elisabeth Wainwright, and after his marriage re- 
sided at Ipswich. A very broken lid had the ini- 
tials of Mary U'ainwiight : M. IT. 41 — L>, 
—All 1703. 

The inscription upon the slab at the top of Hie 
Tomb — if there was one. — is now obliterated. 

About 25 feet to the west of this Tomb is an- 
other built by Col. Francis Wainwright, and 
bearing the Family Arms, which are now scarcely 
traceable. We have made a cop}' of the inscrip- 
tions and decorations of this tomb, which may 
have interest to some future antiquary. 

Mr. Richard Saltonstall was the Hrst person in 
New England to enter a'protest a»ainst the Af- 
rican Slave Trade. — Hammatt. 

I - / 


Oapt. Abram Dodge's Company. 
From the Roll for April, May, June, 177.7. 

[This Company was included in Ilia 17ih Rejr't 
of Foot, commanded by Col Moses Little of New- 
huryport. Capt. Dodge afterward became Col, 
He died June Hi, 1 780, aged id. His Company 
were camped within sight of the battle of Hunker 
Hill, and a number of them went voluntarily into 
the fight ; one of ilieui — Jesse Story — was slain. 
The names of the men who went voluntarily into 
the Battle, are partly given in the Appendix to 
Fell's Ipswich.] 

(Vbraham Dodge, Captain. 

Ebenezcr Low, First Lieut. 
James Lord, Second Lieut. 

John Lakeman, Sorgent, 
William Story, 
David Low, 
.John Andrews, 

Jacob Gootlhue, Corporal. 
Jonathan Cog-swell, 
Robert Stalker, 
William Low, " 

William Farlev, Drum 
Moses llodjikins, Fife. 

Andrews Joshua 
Andrews Daniel 
Andrews .lames 
Andrews Jacob 
Andrews Benjamin 
Heal Samuel 
Bad cock Nich : 
Baker, Win. 
Burnham. Benj. 
Burnham Moses 
Burnham Amos 
Burnham Mark 
Burnham Joseph 
Burnham Ebenezer 
Burnham Francis 
Burnham Kbenezer, jr 
Burnham William 
Bachelor Amos 
Bordinan John How 
Colby Silvanus 
Colburn Stephen 
Cogswell John 

Craft Aaron 
Gavin Thomas 
Caldwell Thomas 
Cleveland Nehemiah 
Davis Jacob 
Emerton Thomas 
Eveleth Aaron 
Foster Thomas 
Goldsmith John 
Goodhue Dan'l 
Heard Amos 
Hodgkins John 
Hodgkins Stephen 
Jones Abraham 
Kimball Moses 
Lane Zebulon 
Luis Elijah 
Lord James 
Manslield William 
Newman Robert 
Finder Moses 
Feikins Abraham 

Feikins Joseph 
I'orler John 
i'ulsiliT Richard 
Fierce George 
Femcnlon Liter 
Boss Samuel 
Boss l)a\ id 
Boss Timothy 
Buss Adam 
Smith William 

Story Setli 
Sweet Bmij. 
Manifold John 
Story Joseph 
Story Andrew 
Siory Jesse 
\\ Idle Jeremiah 
IF lis Jonallian 
White Beiija 

The Tilton Poem. 

A. \V. Dowe, Dear Sir: I sen I you the follow- 
ing item taken from "The New— England Cou- 
raut," of December 17, 17^^, which ma\ interest 
some of'your local antiquaries. S. A. (<ki;i.n". 

Mass LJist. Booms, Feb. "_'.">, 1881. 

" By the Eastern Post arrived a Poem by way 

of Dialogue: the title from the Original as follows, 
viz. A brief Narrative or Poem, giving an Ac- 
cutht oj the Hostile Actions of some Pagan In- 
dians towards Lieut. Jacob Tilton, and Daniel 
Tilton, both of the Town of Ipswich, oh ihey were 
on board of a small Vessel at the Eastward, which 
happened in ihe Summer-time^ in the Year 1722, 
with an Account of the Valiant Exploits of the 
said LUtons, and their victorious Conquest over 
their insulting Enemies y and will be speedily be 
published, for the Encouragement of all such as 
may be inclin'd by this Example to reduce those 
Indian Pagans. Composed hy the ingenious 

w. a." 

[This poem we re-printed in Antiquarian Pa- 
pers, May, 1880. Who was IF. G., and did he 

print anything else?] 

Tradition says that 17 male" "members of the 
Church came to Ipswich with Mr. llogers'in 1(3:58. 
Rev. 1). T. Kimball gives the names ofl 1 : — ll'm 
Goodhue, Nath'l Hart, Nath'l Day. llob't Lord, 
Dan'l IFarner, Mark Quitter, John Waite, Thos. 
Scott, Rich. Lummas, Humph. Bradstreet, John 
Dane, Nich. Noycs, — Littlchale, — Lambert. 



To Mr. Hubbard, 1682. 

To his worthy FRIEND The REVEREND Mr. 
Hnbbai'd, Teacher of tin' ('lunch of Christ at 
Ipswich, upon an occasional sight of his Ser- 
mon on l'sal 00, Vers 2.'). 

What, I and only I these Papers see? 
And that, by accident. It shall not he 
He hazard wrath, whose rise is Modesty, 
And like Samaria's Lepers, Roast- meat cry : 

For though I cannot dish it out in I'rint, 
Yet I allirm there's Fat and Marrow in't; 
Apples of Gold in silver pictures too, 
Well season'd food for souls, both old and new. 

Me thinks, dear Sir, you should not grudge not- 
To feast a land upon your Fast-day fare; 
Pity to see a Land all in a maze, 
Fool'd into Boggs and Fens by Flies blaze. 

Hang out thy Light, open and press thy Text, 
And allour Labyrinths are unporplext. 
Teach us our Conversation how to order, 
That we may camp within Salvations border. 

Riches and Garments, Gold and Silver too, 
Unus'd, corrupt, moth-eat, and canker do; 
Their price and use are one : Pray, Sir, produce 
Your Treasure, put it out to Publike use. 

Nature her richest hoard in secret put. 
So Golden Mines came trodden under foot; 
Whilst every creature that is worth an eye 
Keeps gazing on the spangles of the sky. 

Nor thine, nor thy Books' credit would I rai-e, 
Within the gate thine own works thee shall praise 
Or Sutler for't : For Good Books now-adayes 
Like virtue, practice need, but no man's praise. 

Thanks for the Sight, and if the world do'nt see't, 
But what I saw prove its own winding sheet, 
When thou hast lock't it up write on thy Chest, 
" Here lyes a I'henix, dead ins spicy nest: 

Here lyes Religion, reformations Path 

The nearest way that God's Salvation hath: 

Zeal without wild-lire, pious Politicks, 

Sure Conduct void of Plia-tonlick tricks, 

Pain thunderless. Doctrine like heaven dropt dews 

— The Nun will suck it up if Garth refuse. 

Posuit, N. N. 

The appeal of the Poet prevailed, and Mr. 
Hubbard put his "Treasure out to Publike use." 
The following crumbs from the Sermon will give 
an idea of "'Fast-day fare' in Ipiwich, 200 years 

— The shortest way to the end is not always the 
safest. It i^ better sometimes to march about 
than fall directly on the enemy. 

— They that do things over-harshly may have 
too much time to repent. 

— A wise man's head will never be broken by a 

— Wise men ureal ways steady ; resting on their 
own Basis, and not fowling from one side to an- 
other ; not like quicksilver, tunning everywhere 
but lixed nowhere. 

— Abigail the prudent wife of a Rich Fool is 
able to reprove David, who is counted wise as an 

— lulius Cit'sar never let his Souldiers know 
when they were to dislodge & march away, that 
they might he always ready. The like command- 
ment have all Christians, -Let your loins be girt.' 

— Losing the rudder band of Reason, men 
spread the Sail of nil their power and endeavor, 
and commit themselves to the winds and waves of 
their passions. 

— The wise are a savor both living and dead. 
— The only way to die happily is to live holily. 

They that have been careful of the one are not 
afraid of the other. 

Antiquarian Papers, — Published Monthly, 
at Ipswich, Mass. Price, 2;"> cents a year. 

ARTHUR W DOWF, Box 157, Ipswich, Ms. 






The Walley-Dana House. From a draw- 
ing by Arthur W l)mv<\ 1880. Rev John 
W alley first Minister of the South Church, was 
ordained in 1717: and ihe next year married 
Klioaheth Appleton (pub. Sept. 10. 1748 ) He 
owned and lived in the above house. His wife 
before her marriage lived in the ancient Appleton 
house, which Mrs. Dr. Wildes has recently trans- 
formed into one of our most tasteful dwellings. 

Rev. Dr Dana purchased the house of Mr 

W alley, and it continued ii the Dana family till 

1880. A brick in one of the chimneys of this 

house bore the date 1096. and the letter H. 

Inscriptions: Elisabeth, daughter of Joseph 
Dana. I). 1). Died July 21, 1816. aged 40. 

Blest daughter! her seraphic mind 
Had long ascended to her God ; 
Cheerful she left this world behind. 
And went with rapture to her high abode. 

Anna, Daughter of Rev. Joseph Dana, D. D. 
Born Nov. 2, 17*4, Died Feb. 13, 1806. The 
generous benefactor, the devoted daughter, sister, 
friend, the ardent christian. Rest here, beloved, 
till the day break and the shadows flee away. 

" Abigail Dana, died May 15, 1840, aged 08. 

Capt. Gideon Parker's Company. 1776. 

A Muster Roll of Capt. Gideon Parker's Co. in 

the 1 1 Reg't Foot in the Service of the United 
States of America, commanded by Col. Moses 
Little, for the month of December, 1776. 
Gideon Parker. 

Moses Kent 

Jacob Smith, 
Btnja'n Could. 

Stephen Low, 
Francis Rust, 
John Wellman. 
Timothy Ross. 

John Wasson, 

William Galloway. 


Nathaniel Byles 
Joseph Emmons 
Solomon Burnham 
Moses J odd 
Thomas Platts 
Samuel White 
Joseph Farwell 
John Burage 
Nathaniel Martin 
Joseph Guilson 
yJohn Darling 
Andrew Allen 
William Butler 
James Smith 
Zebulon Haskell 
William Rust 
Nathaniel Sawyer 
Thomas Holliday 
John Witham 
Cato Freeman 
John Stockman 
Nathaniel Howard 
John Motfitt 
Thaddeus Carter 
Charles Pindexter 

Aaron Witham 
Charles Goodrich. 
Jonathan Galloway 
Ebenezer Harrington 
Nathan Chapman 
Jona. Galloway, jr 
Solomon Boynton 
Joseph Whittemore 
Michael Stewart 
IS'athaniel Hadlock 
Joseph Moflitt 
Jonathan Burnham 
Clerk Bancroft 
Jeremiah Martin, 
John Holliday 
John Green 
Charles Rogers 
Joseph Stay Brown 
Charles Barnes 
William Harridine 
William Burrage 
Thom Brook Ball 
James Phipps 
William Harden 
John Hartwell 


Rev. Mr. Norton's Will. 

In the name of Coil. Amen, I John Norton of 
Boston in N. E. at present in gooil health, yet 
not unmindful of mortality, especially being put 
in remembrance thereof by the consideration of 
what changes are incident by reason of my call 
into England, in ease Go 1 shall take me tint of 
this life, I doe dispose of that outward estate 
wherewith 1 am now possessed as followeth, viz : 
Unto my brother, Mr. William Norton of Ips- 
wich, New England, I give the six acre lott fo 
called, lying within the common fence, ue it more 
or lesse, and the three acre lott so called, lving in 
the towne, he it more or lesse. both which at pre- 
sent arc in his occupation. I give also unto him 
all that house lott contemning two acres more or 
lesse, which I bought of Matthew Whipple de- 
ceased anil is now in the occupation of good man 
Amiable. I also give unto ray said brother Wil- 
liam Norton, that £ 100 due unto me for my house 
which Mr. Cobbett now dwelleth in, or if the £100 
be not paid unto him within three months space 
after legal demand made by him upon the knowl- 
edge of my decease, I then give unto him the 
house itself, with the yard, yards, orchard or or- 
chards, and rest of the land lying unto the house 
as an house lott and bought since of Mr. Baker. 
1 meane all that and only that which was sold un- 
Mr. Cobbet, conceiving my title thereunto to. be 
good in default of noii payment. I give also unto 
my said brother William 104* in current money of 
N. E. to be paid unto him within three months 
after my decease. 

1 give unto my ever endeared & honored mother 
30 pounds in current money of England, to be 

payd unto her use in London at my brother Mr. 
Thomas Norton's house within :! years next fol- 
lowing npon my decease alter the proportion of 
ten pounds per annum, t hat is to say the fust year 
ten pounds, the second year ten pounds, the third 
year ten pounds il she live so long. 

I give unto in} two sisters, Mrs. Martha Wood 
and my sister Mrs. Mary Young, I say I give be- 
tween them both twenty pounds, that is to each 
ot them ten lbs current money of England, to be 
payd within one year after my decease, at my 
brother Thomas his house in London. 

I desire my brother, Mr. 'Thomas Norton, and 
my sister Mrs. Elisabeth Norton, either of them 
to accept of a goid ring of forty shillings a piece, 
for which end I give loure pounds in current Eng- 
lish money, to he paid unto my brother Thomas 
and sister Elisabeth by the fust opportunity after 
my decease. 

1 give unto the poore of Bo.ston ten pounds to 
be paid within three months after my decease I 
intend this ten pounds to the poore of that chinch 
in Boston whereto I urn an unworthy officer. 

'The rest of my estate except ten pounds re- 
setted for two overseers, I give unto my wife, 
Mrs. Mary Norton, namely, my far me at Ipswich 
with the dwelling house, barne or barnes, out- 
houses, or whatsoever belongeth thereunto. Also 
the sixe acre lot which I bought of good man Dane. 

Also my dwelling house in Boston with all the 
land be it one acre or more or lesse with whatso- 
ever el^e belonging thereunto. I give unto her also 
all my household stull'e and farniture, whether 
plate, joinery, bedding, linneu, pewter, brasse, 
iron or what kind so ever. Also I give unto her 
besides the 3-10 pound which I have in England, 


I * 

ll't\U< 1! ANTIQUARIAN l'Ai'LRS. APRIL, Uol. 

.100 whereof is due unlo her during her nu-tiirul 
life, in the hands of Cnpte John Leveretl and my 
brutlier, Mr. Thomas Norton, or in the handn of 
whomsoever they or either of them according Lo 
my order have disposed of it unto. I give also 
u in o her 117£ 10s current N. K. inouev now in 
tlie hand of Mr. .lolm Paine, merchant of fioston. 
Also I give unto her what the said Mr. John 
I'aine of Huston oweth me upon the account of 
. r )00 acres of land sold unto him by me for 30£. 
Also I give unto her 32£ or whatsoever more is 
owing to me by Mr. Eppes of Ipswich in N. E. 
Also I £>,ivc unto her all the money which I left 
with her in the house. Provided always that af- 
ter the decease of my wife I give inv farm at Ips- 
wich with the dwelling house, ha rue or barnes, 
outhouses and whatsoever els then shall helong 
thereunto, with the six acres which I bought of 
[rood man Dane unto the children of my brother, 
Mr. William Norton, to he divided equaily among 
them; his oldest son having a double porliou out 
of the same, and Himself if he survive my wife, 

i I mean my brother William, if he survive my 
wife, to enjoy 'he same unto his own use during 
his natural life, then to be divided amongst his 
children as is aforesaid. 

My library I leave unto my wife, if she shall 
neede & see cause, she may make the best of it 
for her own use ; otherwise my desire by these to 
hir is that if any of my brother William's Sonnes 
he trayned up unto the ministry, then to bestow 
it on him and them so educated : but this having 
thus farr signified my desire, I leave wholl}' unto 
herself, securing myselfe that she will not be 
wanting to answer my true intent herein. 

* Finally I make my sincerely beloved and loving 

wife, Mrs. Mary Norton, executrix, and desire 
my good friend Mr. Rawson, Secretary, and El- 
der l'en to lie my overseers. 

[ The overseers were to have £5 each. The 
will is dated Jan. 11, 17G1 ; proved 1CG3 Join: 
Norton was the minister of Ipswich, 1638—53.1 


The last of the Sagamores of the Agawams 
was buried with Indian honors on Sagamore Hi 1 
now within the limits of Hamilton. About 1G">8 
some 3'oung fellows dug up the scull, and carried 
it about the streets. They were brought lo jus- 
lice, and the following fragments, without date, 
are from Com t Files : 

Testimony of John Andrews, jr. The last 
spring he was at the Sagamores grave with Rob- 
ert C'rose, jun'r, when he was digging of it, ami 
that he the sayd crose carried the scull upon a. pole 
lo a lott where John Giddings was al plow, and 
Conl'est that at Urst he digged up some of the »\ p 
pt of the Grave, but did not after dig further, 
they digged it with hows. 

[Another record.] .John Giddiug being at plow 
in a held neare perlyes ineddowe about this tyme 
twelve month, John Andrews, jun'r, and Rob; 
Crose brought a scull of a man into the held and 
Hung it dowae and there left it, and that the 
scull had something like braines or jelly in it, and 
askt them where they had it, they answered what 
was that to him, and would have had thein caried 
it away, but they would not. 

Margin, late Sagamore of Agawam he was 
called — would make grease pott of it. 



Hon. Col. John Appleton. 1739. 
Communicated by Miss S. F. Jewett. 

I have just seen two Funeral Sermons "On the 
Death of the Honourable John Appleton. Esq., 
of Ipswich." The lirst sermon was liy"Jno. 
Rogers, M. A., Pastor of 1 lie First Church in 
Ipswich." He addresses the reader at the com- 
mencement : " Although 1 was at first hardly per- 
suaded to entertain a Thought of answering the 
importunate Desire of some Friends, by allowing 
the following Discourse to be made more publick 
than it was to the Hearers of it; yet considering 
after .vard how great a Propriety there was of my 
doing something in this Way, to testify a Respect 
due to the Relict Widow, (my dear and only sur- 
viving Sister,) and to the worthy Sons and 
Daughters of my deceased Brother in Law, and 
Brother in the Lord, yea the last of all the Breth- 
ren that were so. in full Communion with this 
lirst Church of Christ in Ipswich, at the Time of 
my being ordained their Pastor, Octob. 12, 1G92. 
And One with whom I had before and since been 
so intimately acquainted, and enjoyed the most 
free, generous and endearing Fellowship for more 
than Fifty Years ; Hoping also that this Sermon 
(as uncorrect and imperfect as it is,) may be ac- 
ceptable and servicable unto divers others : Under 
this View I now submit it to the Reader's Candor 
humbly asking the Divine Favour and Blessing to 
Render it a Means of exciting many to such a seri- 
ous Observation and careful Imitation of the per- 
fect and upright Man in their Life, as that their 
last End uaay prove like his. J. R." 

The second : " Preaeh'd on the Lord'sDay after 
the Funeral of the Honourable John Appleton, 

Esq. ; Who dieil at his House in Ipswich on tie 
11 tli of September, 17:59. In the 87 Year of Ills 
Age. By Nathaniel Rogers, M A." To this W 
added the following : '-From the Boston Weekly 
News-Letter, Numb. 1832. Ipswich, Sept. 18. 
On the 1 lth Instant died here the Hon. Col. John 
Apple Lor., Esq. ; anil yesterday was decently in- 
terr'd, having almost compleated his S7 year. lie 
had formany years sustain'd a variety of publick 
and Superior Stations both Civil and Military; 
inall which lie acquicled himself with great Pro- 
viulence and unspotted Integrity : in his private 
Capacity he was eminently good in all Relations; 
he was much of a Gentleman and very Hospitable ; 
adorn'd his Profession of Religion with all Chris- 
tian Vermes and exhibited a bright Example of 
Devotion ami Diligence in the Improvement of 
Time, and all grae'd with a remarkable Meekness 
and Humility; and notwithstanding his advane'd 
Age, thro' the Goodness of God, to. the great 
Comfort of all his Friends, he retain'd his Useful- 
ness to the very last. ' 

(wpnealoyica! Hints 1659. Edward Brown, 
son Thomas who had a gift from his aunt Watson 
in ould England, he being dead 1 accompt my son 
Joseph Browne to be his heire : land bought of my 
bro. Bartholmew ; wife rial th Browne ; sou Junu 

1659. Neheiuiah Jewett took from Kdmond 
Bridges a pair of gloves with black fringes in his 
brother Josiah Hubbard's name. 

1GG7. Robert Collins, Ipswich, called father 
by Ezra and Daniel Rofl'e, and uncle by Joseph 

Antiquarian Papers,— Published Monthly, 
at Ipswich, Mass. Price, 25 cents a 3 ear. 

ARTHUR W DOWE, Box 157. Ipswich, Ms 

gtntiqumtm faprs* 




Col. Nathaniel Wade. 


As every document connected with the Revolu- 
tion fixes the attention of all classes of the com- 
munity, I send you copies of three letters or or- 
ders, written at a most critieal moment of the war, 
two of them being by Washington himself. These 
letters were addressed to Col. Nathaniel Wade, 
who was an officer in the American Army during 
most of the war. He entered the service as a 
Captain in Col. Little's regiment, and took an 
active part in the Rattles of Runker Hill, White 
Plains. Trenton and other memorable fields. He 
afterwards joined Gen. Gullivan and commanded 
a regiment during the whole of the expedition to 
Rhode Island. 

Reing with the garrison at West Point under 
Arnold, the command of that fort, as will be seen 
by Washington's first letter, devolved upon him 
immediately upon Arnold's defection. This com- 
mand was held by him but a few days, as upon 

the arrival of more troops it was necessarily giv- 
es to a general officer. 

Col. Wade did not retire from the army until 
near the close of the war, when he returned to 
Ipswich, his native town ; but upon the breaking 
out of the insurrection under Shay, he again 
went into military service, in command of the 
Essex Regiment, one of the four regiments of in- 
fantry sent under Gen. Lincoln, to perform the 
winter campaign of 1787 against the rebels. He 
used to speak of his suffering during this severe 
winter service, especially of the night's march 
from Hadley to Petersham, 30 miles, in the face 
of a severe snow storm, as exceeding anything he 
endured in the revolution. His relatiou of an in- 
cident that took place on the arrival of the troops 
at Petersham, seems to me worth telling : "On 
arriving at Petersham," he used to say, "we sud- 
denly came in sight of the rebels, collected in 
several masses upon the hill in front of us. We 
had come upon them by surprise, and were very 
soon so near as to command their position bv our 
field pieces. When this state of things became 
apparent to the officer who commanded the artil- 
tery he became anxious to bring his guns in play. 
The officer was a Colonel, a brave and excellent 
soldier of Revolutionary proof, but of singular 
personal appearance, being very short and so fat 
as to render his seat in the saddle somewhat in- 
firm. He bore the temptation for some time, 
measuring the distance with his eye ; but at last 
he could stand it no longer. Putting spurs to his 
horse he rode rapidly to the head of the column, 
where I was at the moment talking with the Gen- 
eral. Checking his horse with a jerk which near- 
ly cost him his seat, he made a hasty salute, and 
burst out with full force of his deep voice : "For 
God's sake, Gen. Lincoln, let me unlimber and 



give urn one pouzc !" " Don't be in haste," said 
tlie General; "the Sheriff must read the Riot Act 
first; if they do not disperse at that, I pledge 
you my word that you shall have a shot at them." 

This was Col. Wade's last service in the field. 
During the remainder of his life he resided at 
Ipswich, honored and beloved throughout the 
country for his sound judgment, his perfect integ 
rity, and his unfailing benevolence, lie died Oct 
26, 1826, at the ripe age of 77 years. 

To understand the following Revoletionary 
Letters, the reader must know that Robinson's 
house, the head quarters of Gen. Arnold, from 
which they are all dated, was situated nearly three 
miles below the Forts of West Point, and on the 
east side of the Hudson, the Forts being on the 
west. On the morning of the 25th of September, 
Gen. Washington and suite arrived there from 
Hartford. About an hour before his arrival, Ar- 
nold having received private intelligence of the 
capture of Major Andre, had left his quarters, 
under pretence of being suddenly called upon 
business to visit the Fort at West Point, and took 
refuge on board the Vulture. Washington, soon 
after his arrival at Robinson's house, passed over 
to the Fort where he expected to find Arnold. 
There he probably saw Col. Lamb, senior officer 
of the Fort, and being informed that Arnold was 
not there, he, after inspecting some of (he works, 
re-crossed the river to return to Robinson's house, 
and from the date and tenor of the first letter, 
(Col. Lamb's) that ollieer probably accompanied 
him. Arrived upon the left bank of the river at 
about four o'clock p.m. the party met Col. Ham- 
ilton who had just received the papers found upon 
Andre, which had been sent by Col. Janeson to 
Gen. Washington. The treason of Arnold then 
first became known to Washington, LaFayette, 
Knox and the other officers of the party. Col. 
Lamb's letter as given below, was probably writ- 
ten within an hour afterwards, and it seems by 
no means unlikely that the "Ten Boats" here 

ordered, were intended to attack the Vulture, 
and attempt to get possession of the person of 
Arnold. Such a project would be very likely to 
have been formed in a moment of high excitement 
anil its execution under cover of night, might 
have seemed practicable, though afterwards aban- 
doned. The writer of this, however, never heard 
Col. Wade say that such a project was entertained 
— but this is no reason against it, as he was a 
very taciturn man, rarely speaking of the events 
of the war, and especially silent as to his own 
brave and honorable share in it. Here ii a copy 
of Col. Lamb's Letter : 

Robinson's House, Sept. 25, 1780. 
Dear Sir : Immediately on Receipt of this send 
Ten Boats properly manned to Nelson's Point, 
where they are to remain till further orders. You 
will pay particular attention to this, as it is indis- 
pensably necessary. 

I am, dear sir, Your obedient servant. 

John Lamb, Colo. Commandant. 
Colo. Wade. 

Copy of a letter of Washington of the same 
date. This letter must have been written about 
7 o'clk p. m. The body of the letter seems to 
be in the hand writing of Hamilton. It is upon a 
small piece of p: per, folded and sealed upon it- 
self with a wafer, and directed 

Colo. Wade, 
Go: Washington, 

in Washington's well-known hand writing: 

Head Quarters, 
Robinson's House, Sept. "25, 1780. 
Sir: General Arnold has gone to the Enemy. 
I have just ree'd a line from him enclosing one to 
Mrs. Arnold, dated on board the Vulture From 
this circumstance, and Colo. Lamb being detached 
on some business, the command of the Garrison, 
for the present, devolves upon you. I request 
you will be as vigilant as possible, and as the En- 
emy may have it in contemplation to attempt 
some enterprise even to-night, against these 
Posts, I wish you to make immediately after re- 
ceipt of this, the best disposition you can of your 
force, so as to have a proportion of men in each 



work on the west side of the River. You will see 
or hear from me to-morrow. 

I am, Sir, your mo oli't serv't : 

Go: Washington. 

Washington's second letter to Col. Wade: 

Sir, — Under the present situation of affairs, I 
think it necessary that the respective works at 
West Point and its dependencies be supplied with 
provisions and water. You will therefore be 
pleased to have a proper quantity distributed to 
each of them without any loss of time. 

I am, Sir, your most ob'dt seiv'nt, 

Co : Washington. 
Head Qr 2G Scptr, 1 7*0 
Colonel Wad::. 

Col. Wade wrote to Gen. Washington after the 
receipt of this, that there was but little provision 
in the fort except pickled fish, but for water they 
had that in plenty and of the best quality. 

It is now universal]}' believed that none of the 
ollicers by whom Arnold was surrounded knew or 
in the least degree suspected the purposes of the 
traitor, during the time he was negotiating with 
.the enemy, and preparing to deliver West Point 
into their hands. Col. Wade always held a dif- 
ferent belief, founded upon the following circum- 
stance : A few days before the capture of Major 
Andre, Col. Wade dined by imitation with Gen. 
Arnold, at Robinson's house. On taking leave 
of his host after dinner, one of the General's Aids 
de Camp, a Major whose name Col. Wade used 
to give, but which has escaped from my memory, 
rose from the table and walked to the shore of 
the river wheie he was to take his boat for the 
fort, in close company with him. On arriving 
near the shore, the Major suddenly changed the 
subject of conversation and said in an impressive 
voice, " Col. Wade, there is something going on 
here that I do not understand and cannot find 
out. I say this to put you on your guard at the 
Fort. I fear there is something brewing about 
us, and all I can say is look out for!" With these 
words he suddenly returned upon his path, evi- 
dently to avoid all inquiry or explanation. Col. 

Wade was wholly unable at the time to guess 
from what quarter the threatened mischief might 
be expected. Rut after Arnold's defection it be- 
came evident that the Major had had his suspic- 
ions excited by the secret communications which 
were carried on, or by the privacy with which 
Arnold wrote, and the care with which he kept 
certain papers hidden from all about him. He 
therefore took this method to rouse the vigilence 
of a principle officer of the garrison, without going 
so far as to involve himself by making charges 
against his General, who, after all might be en- 
tirely innocent. Col. Wade always thought it 
highly honorable to the Major's acuteness and fi- 
delity, and I lament that I have forgotten his 
name. It must have been Varicks or Franks, as 
i hey were Arnolds Aids at the time. The warn- 
ing so impressed Col. Wade, that had suspicious 
orders been received he might have saved the 
Fort and the garrison. — Boston Courier. 

Col. Wade and LaFayette. When Gen La 
Fayette visited this part of the country in 1824, 
he was received in Ipswich in a manner as gratify- 
ing to him as creditable to the old shire-town. 
The elegant taste with which the ladies decorated 
the stone bridge and the church, seemed like the 
illusive but charming elfect of enchantment. After 
the General had received the congratulations of 
this ancient and highly respectable town, and had 
poured his own grateful benedictions upon its in- 
habitants, he was invited to partake of a collation 
provided by Col. Tread well. The several com- 
mittees from the towns of Ipswich, Newburyport, 
and Haverhill were invited to the table. The 
General was near the head of the table. When 
in the act of taking his second glass of wine, Col. 
Wade was introduced to him by one of the Hav- 
erhill committee. The cordial embrace of these 
two veteran companions in arms was affecting 
beyond description. The occasion was patriotic 
and triumphant; the recollections of youthful and 
heroic achievements in which they bad both been 



engaged, were vivid and animating; their meet- 
ing was but momentary, their parting was soon 
to be eternal. Under circumstances so proud, so 
tender, with bosoms now swelling with patriotic 
exultation and now melting into the most affec- 
tionate expressions of kindness, "these Revolution- 
ary chiefs held the following dialogue, during 
which their hands were never separated : 

Gen. LaF. O my dear Colonel ! you remember 
Long Island, and the night of Aug 12, 1778, when 
you and I lamented the misunderstanding of D' 
Kstaing and Gen. Sullivan? 

Col. W. Indeed I do; and never can forget it. 
It was a dreadful storm, and the soldiers had no 
shelter ; my duty required me to be out to watch 
the enemy, and you insisted upon walking the 
rounds with me all night, although I urged yon to 
go to your tent. 

Gen. LaF. I was too anxious to sleep and I 
thought it my duty to conciliate the American 
officers, as the French admiral seemed to insist 
too much upon punctilio to the injury of our com- 
mon operations We did not mind the rain, aliho 
we were drenched through and through. 

Col W. No, indeed. Had D'Estaing assisted 
us, I always thought we should have compelled 
Gen. Pigot to surrender; we missed a fine oppor- 
tunity. Rut, my dear General, do you remember 
West Point? 

Gen. LaF. O my dear friend, I do! and When 
Gen. Washington first heard of the defection of 
Arnold, he asked, " Who has the immediate com- 
mand?" On being told that it was you, he said: 
"Col. Wade is a true man, I am satisfied /" 
Gen. Green and myself immediately repaired, to 
the garrison. Do you not recollect seeing me 
riding rapidly in from the north-east corner when 
we took the Division up to King's Perry? 

Here the feelings of the two Heroes became too 
strong for utterance ; they hung upon each other. 
— Newburgport Union . 

Pay Roll of Capt. Wade's Co. to Aug. ; 1775. 

Feb. 26, 1776. We the Subscribers Who Ware 
Commissioned & Non Coram'd Otficers In Capt. 
Nath'l Wade's Company In Colo. Little's Regt : 
In the Servis of the Colony of the Masechusets 
Bay have Each of us Reed of the Sd Capt. Wade 

the Wages Due to us from the Colony from the 
time of our Ingaging into the Servis to the First 
Day of Augst, 177f>. 

Commissioned Officers. Joseph Ilodgkins, 
Aaron Perkins. 

Sergts. Jabez Farley, John Graves, Francis 
Merrifield, Joseph Appleton, Jun. 

Corp'ls. Aaron Fitts, Jonathan Foster, Jabez 

Drum, Fife. William Galloway, William 

• Feb. 26, 1776. We the subscribers Who Ware 
Soldiers In Capt. Nath'l Wade's Company, In 
Colo. Little's Regiment, in servis of the Masechu- 
sets Hay, have each of us Rec'd of the Sd Capt. 
Wade the Wages Due to us from the time of our 
Inlisting to the First Day of Augt, 1775. 

John Baker fr son Nat'l William Goodhue 

Thomas Appleton 
Kneeland Ross 
Benjamin Boss 
Philip Abbott 
Nathaniel Ross 
Ephraim Goodhue 
Benjamin Heard 
John Heard, jr , For 

John Harris, 4th 
Joseph Fowler, 3d 
Philip Lord, Jun'r 
Joseph Hodgkins for 

Th's Hodgkins, 8 
Joseph Hodgkins for 

Nath'l Rust, jr. 
Nath'l March 
John Smith, 3d 
Nath'l Treadwell, jr 
Daniel Stone 
James Sawtol 
John Sweet — 
James Smith 
Charles Barnes 

William Longfellow 
James Heard 
Daniel Dutch 
Thomas Hodgkins, 4th 
Jabez Sweet 
John Peters 
Samuel Lord 
David Lord 
Alexander Wells 
Isaac Caldwell 
Nathaniel Jones 
James Wharll' 
Joseph Wise 
Stephen Dutch 
Abraham Knowlton, jr 
James Perkins 
Charles Lord 
John Fitts 

Thomas Farmer, jun'r 
Daniel Goodhue 
Edward Stacy 
Nathaniel Lakeman 
John Caldwell 

Francis Brown 

The Profile in this No. is a copy by Arthur W. 
Dowe of the original, which is in the possession 
of Col. Wade's grandson, Mr. Fancis II. Wade. 

Mr. JFade has also more than sixty Army 
Letters of his grandfather, Col. Joseph Ilodgkins 
and we hope to print extracts from them in our 
next Number. 





NO. XX. 



Died Sept. 25, 1829, aged 86 years. 
Col. Joseph Hodgkins of Revolutionary memo- 
ry, was born and died in Ipswich. His home 
♦hiring' a part of his married life was in the vener- 
able Saltonstall mansion, lie was Lieutenant in 
Capt. Wade's Company 

» A part of this company only, went voluntarily 
into this light, and Mr. Kelt gives the names 
of as many as he knew : Capt. [afterward Col.] 
Nathaniel Wade, his first Lt. Joseph Hodgkins, 
John Lakeman, Jabez Farley. John How Board- 
man, Nathaniel Farley, Abraham Perkins, Moses 
Pindar, and Solomon Coleman, these were all 

living in 182f>. Others in the battle with them, 
were Benjamin Ross, Aaron Perkins, John Fow- 
ler, Philip Lord, jr., Joseph Wise, Abraham 
Knowlton, Nehemiah Choate, Isaac Giddings, 
and Nathaniel Baker who was wounded in the an- 
kle and lamed for life. 

Col. Hodgkins was in the Battles of Bunker 
Hill, Long Island, Haerlem Heights, White 
Plains, Princeton, and at the Capture of Gen. 
Burgoyne's army. 

He was Representative from 1810-10, and held 
various town offices. 

He succeeded Col. Wade in the command of 
Middle Essex Reg. 

He was three times married, and of his 1G 
children onlj one survived him. He married, 
(1,) Joanna Webber. (2.) Sarah, dauDea. Aaron 
Perkins, (.3.) Lydia, widow of Elisha Tread well 
and dau. of Dea. John Crocker. Dea. Crocker 
lived also in the Saltonstall house. 

The Letters of Col Hodgkins are in possession 
of his grandson, Mr. Francis H. Wade, and will 
be read with interest as Revolutionary relics : 
Extracts from Letters to his Wife. 

Cambridge, May ye 7, 1775. 
Loven Wife: Your Letter 1 Received this mor- 
ning at Warter Town. Receved the things that 
you sent me. I have Knothing New to Write. 
Company is well. I whant to know wether you 
have got a paster for the cows, for I cannot tell 
when I shall com home. I Received Martha 
Kinsman Letter, and am glad to hear that she is 


well, tell Martha. Magger Wade is Verry well. 
Brother Perkins sends his love to you and all his 
f rind 3. But it is now almost Dinner Time, and 
I must conclude Bv Subscribing my self your 
Loving Husband till Death. 

June ye 8, 1775. We got into Cambridge on 
tusday about two o'clock, & we whear verry Bissy 
all that afternoon a Bitching our tents upon the 
Common whare the Company Lives much more 
Better than they could in Barrick : the offerser9 
have a Verry Plesant Chamber for there quorters, 
so we have our choice wether to lodge in the 
chamber or tents. Capt Wade & I Lodged in 
the tents last knight and we where much Pleased 
with our Lodgen. Thomas is well. Liks verry 
well. I should be glad if you could git some 
cloth at mr. Pickards for thomas a Pair troussis ; 
if you send a caudell stick I should Be glad. — 
Brother Perkins is well and is got his cote ? cut 
very small. 

June ye 13, 1775. I due not expect to come 
home verry soon : we Live verry well. But are 
oblidged to expend concederable cash. I have 
Received the things you sent By Mr. Tradwell, 
and am very glad of them. 1 should Be glad if 
you could see Doctr Calf, [Calef] and get some 
cloth for a shirt, for the weather is hot, & shirts 
Durtty verry fast : as for News we have not much. 
They say generall gagees Reinforcement is got in 
to Boston. But what Number we know not nor 
Don't care much. But its now all most fouro'clk 
and Capt. Wade and insign Perkins are gone to 
take a walk this after noon with their frlnds, & I 
am obliged to Peradethe Cumpany at/our o'clok. 

June 14. Received the shirte By Coson 

Hodgkins Last Knight. This morning we are 
going upon gaid Down to Madame Inmons whear 
our sentnals stand in Plan site of the Hegelar9, 
I have sent a shirte and a Pair Stockings by Ja 
bez Tradwell. Pray send them again as soon as 
you can. 

[The day after the battle of Bunker Hill he 
wrote :] 

Cambridge, June ye 18. I would just inform 
you that we had a verry hot ingagemenl yesterday 
but god Presarved all of us, for whitch mercy 1 
Desire ever to be thankfull. We have Ben al- 
armed to Day, but come to no Engagement : it 
is all most night now and we are going to en- 
trenching to-night, therefore I cannot be Per- 
tickler. Dont be Discoredged. I hope that we i 
shall be carred thrue all our DirHttes and have j 
abnndaut occasion to Prase the Lord to gether. 
Brother Perkins is not very well, but I hope it is \ 
nothing but being worred. 

June ye 20, 1775. I am well, but verry much 
worred with our last Saturday Curmege & yes- 
terdays moving Down to winter Hill where we | 
now are, and Live in Expectation of further En- 
gagement with the Enemy. But I Desire to be 
content with alotments of gods Providancc and 
hope in his mercy for Salvation and Deliverance 
from all these eavels witch we feel and fear. 

1 sent a shirte and a pair stockins by Jabas 
Tradwell Last week. I should be glad of them 
soon. I sent a Suguer Box by Naty Dodge. 1 
wish you could fill it a9 soon as you can. I have 
sent a shirte by Mr. Dennis. I beleve it whants 
a lettel mending. I should be glad of sum code. 




June ye 23, 1775 1 would just inform you 
that we caiue from the hill this morning, and ex- 
pect to stay in Town two Days, unless there 
should be an alarm. I Received the things & 
Letter you sent me and amverry glad to hear that 
my Dear Children whare well. You sent me 
word that Capt Perkins is got home, and I whas 
glad to hear of it.. I hope he is got some corn 
for me. Tell him that he must assist in giting the 
corn home to you. 1 dont think that I ! shall get 
home verry soon. Have not time to write Per- 
lickler of ye engagement, but we whare Exposed 
to a verry hot fire of Cannon and small Armes 
about two hours, but we whar&Presarved. I hail 
one ball went under my arrae and cut a large hole 
in my coate, &. a Buck shot went throne my coate 
and Jacket, but neither of them Did me any 
hartne. Nat is sick and is coming home. . But 
lie must go to his mother's. I Doe not expect 
you to take care ol him i f he is sick. Brother Per- 
kins is not very well ; he coraplans of Kumacttick 
Pane in hipes. 

Cambridge, July 3, 1775. Monday morning 
about N o'clock. I now set down to write a line 
to you to inform you that my cold is a Lettel Bet- 
ter, but my stumok is verry sore yet. But I have 
got some Drops to Take whitth I am in hopes 
will healp me soon. 

Geaneral Washington and Lees got into Cam- 
bridge yesterday, and to Day thay are to take a 
Vewofye Armey, & that will be attended with a 
grate Deal of grandor. There is at this time one 
& twenty Drummers, & as meny fellers a Beting 
and Playing Round the Prayde. 

I have sent you one shirte & two pr stockings, 
& Brother Perkins has sent two shirt, and they 

are all Tied up in your Piller Case, by Mr. Per- 
son. Due try and get Thomas Britches and send 
them as soon as you can. 

'Sept.*, 1775, in Camp at Prospect Hill. I 
want to hear from you to know how .Salle dose. 
1 feel imcasy about her, but hope she is upon the 
mending hand. The Enemy have not fired a gun 
nor sent a Bum at our people sence I have ben 
hear, P^xcept a few small armes at our people who 
went down on Charlstown Common after Sum 
bosses. This was a Wensday, but at night about 
10 o'clk the RifeJ men tuck three hoses without 
receiving any harm. 

Camp at Prospect Hill, Sept. ye 20, 1775. It 
seams to be Piety Healthy in our Brighad, but 
wickedness Prevales verry much to the astonish- 
ment of any that beholds them. I have not time 
to be Pertickler now about maters, I must be 
shorte. I have sent for my Rum by Sam'll Beall 
& I should be glad that you would get that of 
Capt Kendall's, and send by him, & if you can 
send me that small Rug, that will save Bying a 
blanket for Thomas. I sopose that you may send 
me any thing by Beall. 

I would jest inform you that the enemy have 
fired a grate meney cannon &, bums this weak, 
but I Don't know as thay have Done any Dameg. 
Brother Perkins is well. 

I wrote the above Last Night, and I Expected 
that Capt. Dodge would sent rar. Beall home this 
Day, but as he Dose not, som body Eals will 
soon go. 

Camp at Prospect Hill, Oct. ye 20, 1775. Hav- 
ing just come of the Picket gard and Being all 
alone this Eavning, I set Down to Write a line 
or two. I am well, thhugh Prity much Worred 



with Being out amost all Last night in the 
storrae. Things at Present seam to whare a very 
gloomy aspect. 

If you could send me a little more course shoe 
thread you will oblige me very much. Give my 
regards to Brother Perkins and tel him I Bought 
the Rabbit ? by taking his Turn of Duty Last 

Saterday night. We have had a very socking 
time of it. But our tents Dry very well, only 
it smoked very Bad in the storme. 

I hear that wood is very scase. I would have 
you Bye some while the Carting lasts. I am con- 
cerned about farther Hodgkins, for I Due not 
know how he will mak out to get wood. But I 
hope Brother John will not see him suffer. Tell 
Brother John bis Boys is well. I hope if Capt. 
Wade should get well enouf to come hear with 
Brother Perkins, I shall mak out to get a furlow 

Camp att Prospect Hill, Octor ye 29, 1775. I 
received the things you sent me by Brother & I 
Rejoyce to hear that you and all my frind are 
well, as he informs me, excepting his child, witch 
he says he Dont think it is alive now. But how- 
ever that may be. I hope god will fit it, and all 
concerned for his holy will and Pleasur. I must 
be short, for it is almost meating time. I would 
not have you uneasy about me, for as soon as 
Capt. Wade comes hear, I shall try for a furlow. 

I believe you think 1 am jocking when I sent 
for shoe thread. But I have made four Pair of 
Shoes and have a number more to mak, and if 
you could send me sum thread I will pay you the 
cash for it, and thankey into the Bargain, for I 
cannot get any hear. 

In Camp at Prospect Hill, Nov. •>'>. 177f>. \ 
would just informe you that Last Wensday night 
our People went to Cobble Hill and intrenched 
there, and have ben very bisey ever sense a finish- 
ing there work, & have got Down there several! 
cannon in order to give the ship a worming that 
lays up above Charlstown. All this has Ben 
Done & our Enemy hath not fired a gun at our 
People, whitch I think is very extrodinery. But 
how ever there seams to be a grate Probability 
of a movement very soon. But whare 1 cannot 
tell. But I hope we shall Be on our garde. But 
our armey is very thine now, But in good spirits, 
and I hope we shall be assisted by him hone h 
able with a small number to Put thousands to 

Nov. 2a. Our men inlist Very slow and our 
enemy have got a Reinfoicment of five Regiments 
— and if the New army is not Heased in Season, 
I hope I and all my townsmen shall have virtue 
enote to stay all winter as Volnntears Before we 
Will leave the lines without men. For oil is at 
stake, and if we Due not exarte ourselves in this f 
gloris cause, our all is gon, and we made slaves of 
forever. But I pray god it may never be so. 

Decern ye 3, 177a. I am something worred 
with Duty by reason of soe many officers being 
absent Part of the famous Prise has arrived at 
Cambridge fromCayann. Men inlist very slow. 
I hope Capt. Wade will meet with better suckcess 
than what we do I expect him down in a day or 
two. If you see Capt. Wade tel him I hope he 
will com hear soon. 

To be continued. 

Arthur W. Dowe, Ipswich, Mass. 



gmuqumimt iaprs. 




Simon Smith's House, 1790. 
The above picture is a sketch of a little dwell- 
ing house which stool a tew rods from the High 
street School House, at the foot of a hill which is 
now levelled. It was for many years the home of 
Simon Smith and Mary [Shatswell.] his wife, 
and afterward of William Lord, called by his 
neighbors, "Gunner Bill." The picture was made 
(by A. W. Dowe,) for proof sheets of "John and 
Elisabeth Smith, 1654, and their Descendants in 

May 6. 1703. Voted afliimalively that If any 
pson or psons from This time shall sutler any Dog 
Little or great to Come Into the Meeting house 
on ye .Sabbath or Lecture Days, the owner of such 
Dogs being Convicted yrof before any Justice of 
the peace shall pay ye sum of one shilling — one 
lialfe yrof To the Compluiuer — & ye other halfe to 
ye overseers of ye poor for ye use of ye poor, for 
every such conviction. 

Burley Will. This 18th of July, 1(50.3, 
This is to certifye that I Chiles Birdly of Ipswich, 
being in perllt memorye though Weak in bodye do 
mak this mye last Will and Testament as follow- 
eth : 1 will that all my former ingagmcnts by my 

vncle descased be'fullillcd. I give to my wife Elis- 
abeth my hovse and grovnd abovt it with the vse 
of the barne so much as maye serve her end, and 
al unles they which shall give the ground stand in 
ot vsing som of it. with the prevaledges belonging 
to it, with my other ground, both vpland & med- 
ow dvring her life, for the comfort of my Wife 
and Children : and at my Wives death, I give to 
my Eldest son Andrew my grass and ground at 
horn and abrode with the prevaledges belonging 
therto to him and to his male Aires : and in case 
my Son Andrew dye without Airs, I give it my 
Son James : and in Case he dye without aires, to 
my son John: and I will my Son Andrew within 
a yeare and half after his possesion of it, to pay 
lo my son James fifteen pound as a legasy I give 
to him, and within a year and a half after that I 
wil my Son Andrew to pay my Son John the Same 
Some of fifteen pound as legasye I give him to be 
paid in corne and cattle Eqvally alike, and incase 
Andrew dye without Airs, that James shall paye 
to John the whole thirty povnd. I give my hovs- 
hold goods, I give to my Wile to be at her dis- 
posing, and all the res of my Estate I give to my 
son Andrew as above mentioned, and for the per- 
formance of this my Will, I make my friend The- 
ophilus Wilson my exexetor, and my friends de- 
con Knowlton and Jacob Ifoster to be uoy over 
Seers to se this my Will performed, and hereunto 
I set to my hand. Chile Berdly 

Thomas Knowlton, sen'r., Jacob foster, witnesses. 
Thomas Knowlton it. Jacob (foster vpon oath 
testified in Coyrt held at Ipswich the 29 of Sept : 
1668, that this is the last will and testament of 
Gyles Birdlye to the best of there knowledge, & 
that he was of a disposeing mynde. 

As attest. Robert Lord, Cleric. 



The Hoclgkins Letters. 

Continued from the June number. 

1776. Camp Prospect ,1-Iill, Jan. 7, 1776. 1 

am sorry that I have the oeeation to in Conn von 
that it is a good deal sickly among ns. We bured 
Willeby Nason last thusday. John Sweet is vevy 
sick in Camp, & Josiah Persons of Cape Ann in 
our Company is just moved to the ospittle. Capt 
Parker is a little better. Mr. Harden is sick in 
Camp. John Ilolladay Died Last Thusday night. 
There whas five Bui id that [day. We burid Mr. 
Nason from the ospittle. Capt. Willm Wade has 
Lost one man. He was burrid a friday. 

We live in our tents Yet, but the men are 
cheatly gone in to barrocks. 

Jan. ye 8. Capt Parker remains very sick. I 
am in hopes John Sweet is a liltie better. One 
of Capt. Dodges Sargt is Very Dangerously Sick. 
It is a good ileal sickly among us, and a grate 
many Die verry Sudden, but 1 hope god will apear 
for us and Remove the Pestilence and the Sword. 

My Dear: I wrote the within Letter Last night 
— after I wrote and got to bed, 1 heard a number 
of cannon, upon witch we soon saw a fire, it we 
soon got up the Hill and found that the houses 
over to Charlestown whare all in llames, & sense 
we hear that a number ofgenerall Putnam's men 
went over and sot them on fire, and brought .of 
one or two Prisoners, and they say they Brought 
of one woman, my Dear, due find me a Liltie 
Sho thread, for 1 must mak a pr or two of Boots. 

Feb. 3, 177G. Live in our tent yet only when 
we are smoked out, and then we git shealter some 
whar else. We live Prety well, and our Duty is 
not hard. We go on guarde only once in tin Day, 

but we spend a grate Part of our time in Kxer- 
cising the Regiment. 

My Dear, I whant a little Sho thread, & I slilil 
be glad to have you send my sliiitc as soon as yoil 
can. Tell Brother Perkins he must write to Mr. 
Hall before he will send the Rapper. 

In Camp alt Prospect Hill, Feb, ye ."», 1 770. 
You informed me that Mr. Frisby is to be or- 
dained next Wensday. I wish I could be at 
home, but 1 cannot. Capt. Wade lias been some 
thing unwell, but is belter now. I gave your re- 
gards to Capt. Wade, but he Did not wish you 
had his Bed fellow, but 1 wish you had with all 
my heart. 

Fen. ye G. I should ben very glad to come 
home toordanaliou ; and upon mv making applv- 
cation to Capt Wade, he whem to the Colo. & 
when he found that one officer out of the Compa- 
ny might go home, insted of speaking a word for 
me, he spoke two for himself. But if you should 
have the opportunity lo see him, due ask him In 
supper with you. Though I due not Expect you 
will sec him soon Enough. 

Feb. 12. We under go a deall of Defiettv for 
whant of a Better house. But I Fxpet to more 
in a Day or two to our Barrok, where we have 
got a Prety Room. The weather is very cold & 
our lent smocks so that it is with Defetty llial 1 
can stay in it. It is sayed that the General are 
determaned to do something very soon, but what 
the event will be god only knows. Fell brother I 
sent his letter to Mr Hall. 

March ye 1 "J. The army in general have had 
orders to be Ready to march, but what Regiments 
will inarch is unsciting yet. 


Melt ye 17. I wrote by Mr. Dennis, but lie 
did not get home so soon us I Expected. My re- 
guard to Brother Chapman, & tell him I whant 
my Breeches very much, for 1 do not know but 
we shall march soon. 

March ye IS, 1 770 . My Dear. I wrote a let- 
ter yesterday morning, and soon after 1 wrote, 
there apeared a grate movement among the Ene- 
my, and we soon found that they had Left Hun- 
ker Hill & Boston, and all gone on board the 
sniping & our army took Possesion of Bunker 
Hill and also of Boston, but none went to Boston 
out those that have had the small pox. Brother 
can inform vou of matters better than I can by 
writing. All I can say is that we must move 

some where very soon, but 1 would not have you 
mak yourself uneasy about that, for our Enemye 
seem to be a fleeing before us, which seems to 
give a spring to our spirits. 

March ye 20. 1 have sent you three Black 
Hanchiefs by Mr. Burley, and he says he will 
cheange one for a white one if you chuse. If you 
are amind to Bait with any of them, the price i -^ 
-l-t>. For news we have nothing but what you 
will have in the Bappers. The Regulars have 
Burnt and Blone up theCassel. 

inch 23, 177G. Camp at Prospect Hill We 
Remain here yet and I cant find out which way 
we shall goe. 1 Determen to see you before we 
march if Possibly I can. I expected Capt. Dodge 
would been hear before now. There has Just now 
orders come out for six Regts to be Ready to 
march on the shortest notis, which gives me some 
Reason to think that our Regcment will not march 
this some time, if at all But I would not have 
you Depend tue much on our staying hear, for it 
is only my thought of the matter. I have sent 
you a quire of Paper By Jabaz Farley, for I am 
so fond of Letters that 1 shall not only Embrase 
Evry oppertunity to write my self, but will furnish 
you where with to do the same. The six Regl 
that I menched, they do not any of them belong to 
our Brigade. 

Maich ye 25. I received yours yesterday by 
Capt Dodge. I have sent some things by Capt 

Thomas Dodge. Have just heard that the fleet 

arc a coming to sale. Bui I do not know the 
Truth of it, for I hav just come Down from Cam- 
bridge. — To be Continued. 

Rev. Nathaniel Rogers' House, 1728. 

The following; piece in verse, was written by 
Henry C. Knight, A. M. The house to which it 
refers is the well known Rogers Mansion on High 
street, owned and occupied for many years by the 
late Nath'l Lord, jr. It was built in 1728, by Mr 

The first Rev. Nath'l Rogers, 1638, built a 
house where the residence of the late David Ba- 
ker now stands. A pail of that early Rogers 
house was incorporated into the house built by 
Thomas Baker, — the residence for many years of 
Mrs Mary Ann Choate. A. silver cup with the 
initials N. R. was dug up in laying the founda- 
tion of the David Baker house. 

The last Rev. Nath'l Rogers died in 1 7 7 ."> ; tra- 
dition says Dr. Dana wrote the epitaph on the 
very quaint stone in the High street Yard : 

In Memory of 
The Rev. Nathaniel Rogers who was more than 
17 years a faithful i<: beloved Pastor of the first 
Church & congregation in this place: Colleague 
the first 18 years with his venerable Father, the 
Rev. John Rogers of precious memery. whose 
dust lies near : Alone in office after, until death 
translated him to the high reward of his labors. 
He slept in Jesus May 10th, A. D. 177"), A\ 71. 

A mind profoundly great, a heart that felt 
The ties of nature, friendship and humanity. 
Distinguished wisdom, dignity of manners, 
These marked the Wan; but with superior grace 
The Christian shone in faith »S: heavenly zeal. 
Sweet peace, true goodness and prevailing prayer. 
Dear man of God, with what strong agonies 
He wrestled for his Hock & tor the world. 
And like Apollos mighty in the Scriptures, 
Opened the mysteries of Love divine, 
And the great name of Jesus. 

Warm from his lips the heavenly doctrine fell, 
And numbers rescued from the gates of hell, 
Shall hail him blest in realms of light unknown, 
And add immortal lustre to his crown. 



The High street Rogers House was owned after 
the death of Mr Rogers by Jacob Treadwell, and 
later by Joseph Knight. The marriage of Mr. 
Knight was recorded in Ipswich: "lT'J^, Joseph 
Knight of Hampton, N. H. and Mary Treadwell 
of Ipswich." Rev. Levi Frisbie recorded his 
death: "Nov. 20, 17'JS, died .Joseph Knight, 
aged 40, of scrofulous knee, and a complication 
of disorders ; had moved from Newburvport last 
Spring to the house which formerly belonged to 
the late Rev. Nath'l Rogers, which he had bought 
of Mr Jacob Treadwell." The Rev. Henry C. 
Knight, who wrote the poem, is said to have been 
an Episcopal clergyman, and lived at one time in 
Rowley. He published two small volumes of 
verses, quite good for eighty years ago 

Auction Sale. 

Who wants to buy had best remember, 
That on the thirtieth of November, 
By Public Auction will be sold 
A spacious Mansion known of old ; 
Built by a Priest long gone to rest, 
A kin to Smithfield's martyr blest, 
And sprung from him, of prime renown, 
The earler pastor of the Town, 
In AGAWAM, a wondrous place 
For knitting socks and bobbin lace ; 
For sipping tea and biscuit eating. 
And mossy elms and girls a-streeting ; 
For river curving through the town. 
Where ale wive nets scoop up and down, 
O'er which a stone-bridge stands astride, 
For poor to walk and rich to ride ; 
Feeding a Factory and Distils, 
And Saw, and Grist, and Fulling Mills. 
Two grand Hotels for lunch or wines, 
Eagle and Washington the signs ; 
A Bridewell for the vagrant breed ; 
A Powder House 'gainst time of need ; 
A Jail for men, a Pound for beasts; 
Two Meeting Houses and two Priests; 
Two Doctors to prevent disease, 
And Lawyer to preserve the peace. 
This Town, so central, is most meet 
For Registry and Probate seat. 
But money brings a higher rate 

In foreign stock than home estate; 
. As age will not and fire may burn it. 
They into dollars think to turn it. 
The House has gable front lights tall, 
With store and wood house, sty and stall. 
And then to please his wife, the buyer 
Can if he chooses build it higher. 
The wall within all hung so line 
With tapestries of painted kine. 
And hunting swains and bounding stag, 
And water tumbling down the crag. 
In front two Button trees so rear, 
They fan the sun when glowing near. 
And oft the pane the traveller sees 
Bend from his chaise to note those trees; 
And tell all wet with natural tears, 
The changes of a hundred years. 
And woe's to him and woe's the day 
That lops those heavenly lops away. 
His taste be banned by all the town; 
The honors of his head pulled down ; 
And all who meet him passing nigh, 
Guard sure their necks and scowl him by. 
The well's undrying, limpid, sweet. 
For washing clothes or seething meat. 
And with the Mansion at command, 
Are acres seven of goodly land. 
The left a garden you may plant. 
With pulse or currants if you want; 
The right an open yard is good 
For diving shirts or piling wood. 
And hard behind the hill sublime 
Is towering as the Poet's rhyme; 
And on its slope and top there grow 
Grasses for horse, or sheep, or cow ; 
And barberries sour and apples sweet, 
With stone wall firm and fences neat: 
Thence you may view the motely town, 
And on the neighboring sea look down 
The house is but few rods from Court, 
And place where Sunday saints resort. 
It skirts Plum Pudding or High Street, 
The great main road where Stages meet ; 
And would be called by Squire or Clown 
As choice as any site in town. 
On premises the terms are these, 
That you may buy it if you please : 
But best long purses bring that day, 
For you will have enough to pay. 

Arthur W. Dowe, Box 159, Ipswich, Mass. 

f: f i 





The Hamlet. 1712. 
To The Inhubitapls of Ipswich now Assembled. 
May 1, 171-. The humble petition <>f us whose 
names are hereunto subscribc-.d humbly showeth, 
Tlial whereas by l-iod's providence our habitations 
ure so fan' Distant from ye publj'k Worshipp of 
God in - 1 1 i < I IVwne yt above fourty families, tho 
with (Jieal Diiliculty repair to Wenham to Wor- 
ship God. Thi'ie where wee have been att Great 
Charge to Build, hul our Numbers being greatly 
Kncreased The Roeme will not Containe us with- 
out some Iulargment <X: ye burden of Conveying 
our l!aniilii's to said 1 ou-e so Intolerable yt we 
cannot rest quiet, but if possible we mi^lit bo si- 
lent were not ye circumstances of our condition, 
so haul to bare, jrforc after twice seven years 
past woe Doe humbly renew or petition to you 
w'.io arc our Withers, yt you would consider ye 
circumstances of our condition, and find out some 
way for us to have ye word of God preached a- 
mong us, or freely sett us oil' to he a precint by 
ourselves, & free us from paying to ye ministry 
with you. yt so we may with Greater comfort, it 
more generally attend ye publick worshipp of 
<!od in ye midst of or llamlett yt. God may be 
glorifyed & or Souls edifyed. so hopcing you will 
grant us o'r request U'ee remaine yore humble 
petitioners, viz : 

Matthew Whipple, sen. Jno: Unliable 

Jno: Whipple, jun'r Mattw Amiable 

Malt : Whipple, jr duo Amiable, ju'r 

Isaac Hinge Jno Rockwell 

William Moulton Matt Whipple, 3d 

James Whipple 
Jona Whipple 
Jno Deane 
Daniel Deane 
Nath'l Deane 
Edmund Potlar 
Nath'l Dike 
James Browne 
Jacob Browne 
Parker Dodge 
Jno Walker 
Jno Whipple 
Jno Loverill 
Nicholas Williams 
Daniel Killim, sen. 
Thomas Browne 
John Gillbert 
William Quarles 
Richard Dodge 
Mo c es Welch 
Moses Stevens 
Richard Roberds 
Wohn Perkins 
.lames Poland 
Willm Maxul 
Jon Piper 

Antho Dike 
Christo'r Bedlock 
Samuel Poland 
Daniel Gilbert 
Thomes Dingy 
Samuel Tilton 
James H'row ? 
Charles Tuttle 
Nath'll Browne 
Richd Walker 
Sam'll Browne 
Matt : Whipple, 4th 
Nath'l Potlar 
Jno: Hubbard 
Abta. Tilton 
Bernard Thome 
John Thorne 
Timo. Knowlton 
Isaac Giddings 
Benj. t-V Samll Knowlton 

Jno & TllOS Knowlton 

John I looker 
Matthew Annable 
Jno Davis, jr 
Win Davison 
Joseph Browne 

At a legal meeting of the Inhabitants of Ips- 
wich May 22. 1712, the aforesaid petion was grant- 
ed as soon as the petitioners should "build a 
Meeting house and call an orthodox minister to 
preach ye Gospel to them." They were reminded 
that the Church had always supported two minis- 
ters and it would be a great degeneracy if by the 

separation a part of their maintenance ••must be 
dismissed." The boundary of the Hamlet parish : 
Annable ffarm, ami Jacobs Harm, and Abbott 
Maim, Capt. Whipple Harm, ye Harm of Joseph 
Whipple, dee'd, Lovering's ffarme, from thence 
bouningon Coll. Sallonstall ffarm exclusively, & 
all ye Harms Lying Upon IFenham bounds, and 
all ye Land & Inhabitants Lying in Chebacco 
yt are not Enclosed In Chebacco precint. 



Rev. William Hubbard. 

John Hull thus records in his Diary the ordin- 
ation of Mr. Hubbard : 

November 17, LG57. Mr. William Hubert was 
ordained a teacher to the church at Ipswich, 
where he was brought up under Mr. John Norton 
— the Lord thereby making a complete supply to 
that church ; before he supplied the death of Mr 
Rogers by Mr. Cobbitl in the pastoral office ; and 
now the other; and also added two ruling elders, 
which they never had before, to make up their 
want of Mr. Norton, of whom the church at Bos- 
ton stood in so much need. The Lord of the har- 
vest will not let any lose by the help they spare 
to Dim 

About twenty years later, John Hull wrote the 
following letter to Mr. Hubbard. It gives us a 
glimpse of the financial pinch which was one of 
the worthy minister's trials for several of his last 

March 5, 1679-80. To the Rev. Mr. Hubbard 
of Ipswich. Sir: I have patiently and a long time 
waited in hopes that you would have sent me 
some part of the money which 1, in such a friend- 
ly manner, parted with to supply your necessities 
and which you so (irmly and frequently promised 
me that 1 should never lose by so doing: but I 
experimentally find that I have waited and hoped 
in vain. I did indeed think that the ministerial 
calling you had given yourself unto did oblige me 
for to be willing to help you ; and I did also think 
it would oblige you for to be very true and just in 
your performance to me. Sir, I do entreat you 
more seriously to consider thereof. I have been 
very slow, hitherto, to sue you at the law, because 
of that dishonor that will thereby come to God by 
your failure; but if you make no great matter of 

it, I shall make myself bound to make use of that 
belp which God and the country have provided for 
my indemnity, sir, I told you I was willing to 
remit the great advantage that protested bills of 
exchange, would , in the way of law allow unto 
me, and be content with six in the hundnd for 
the forbearance of my money ; whereas had you 
performed your covenant tonic, I had made thirty 
pounds on the hundred, which is to me a very 
considerable loss. Sir, your persona] debt dm' 
unto me. (besides Mr. John Hubbard's obliga- 
tion,) is three hundred forty seven pounds live 
shillings, which if you will please to render in un- 
to me, or any considerable part thereof, speedily, 
in money, and give me bond with good personal 
secuiity for the rest, to pay me in some reasonable 
time, and live pounds in the hundred for the for- 
bearance, truly and justly paid to me every six 
months, and until it be paid, and as you shall les- 
sen the principle, so 1 to abate on the interest. I 
will yet set il'uvn contented, though it be much 
to my damage. Hut if you do not this, or some 
other thing that is hone-t, just, and rational, I 
think you may expect to be called to our next 
county court, which I think is the last Tuesday 
in April next; and! suppose. "Sir, you; cannot 
but hold me excused as doing nothing but what 
yourself do force me unto. In the meanwhile I 
wait to see what you will please to do, and re- 
main your loving friend, John" Hull. 

From Ipswich Records, 1CJ7-.S. At a meeting 
of ye Inhabitants of Ipswich, March 24, KIDT-.s. 
To the Selectmen of Ipswich : please to take out 
of my yearly salary for ye space of Three years : 
Twenty pounds mony, and there with satisfy ye 
bond the executors of ve last will of Mr. \von 




Fingry dec'd, have in their hands: from under 
my hands. In so doing shall bo acknowledged 
& accepted. William Hubbard. 

The a hove is a true Coppy of Mr. Ilubbords 
order. FitAKCis Wainwkight, Clr. 

ditto diem. Voted upon Mr llnbberds order 
about that the town will pay sd executors ye sum 
of Twenty pound yearly for ye space of Three 
years next out of his salary, if sd Mr. ilubberd 
live, butt in case of his decease ye Town will pay 
what shall Remain due (att his decease) of ye sd 
sum in money. 

Aug 81, 1704. Voted That What Money or 
pay Dea Nath'l Knowlton, Threasnrer, shall of 
necessity advance for ye maintenance of ye Rev. 
Mr. Hubbard shall be reimbursed out of ye 
Tow ue Stock againe. 

Oct. 2G, 1704. Voted. Thai, ye £20 Due to ye 
Town Treasurer for ye sale of ye Old Meeting 
house notwithstanding any former Vote ye sd 
Treasurer shall pay ye sd £'20 towards the defray- 
ing Mr Huhliards ll'unerall. 

Voted, That ye Comittee Impoured for looking 
after encroachings and sellings of lands pay to 
Majr Wainwright £12 which he Sent ye Town 
towards JSlv Hubbard H'unerall. 

March 1G, 1707 Received £20 which ye town 
was Obliged to pay unto nice in behalfe of ye 
Revd William Hubbard. I say Received p mee 
— Joint J'i'/it/ri/. 

1670, 5th, 6th. A barn at Ipswidge burnt 
down with lightning full of corn and hay. — Hull. 

Another record calls it the "barn of one Kdw. 
Allin. It had 1G loads of barley newly carried 

1G71. 5th, Gth. A man at Ipswich repeating 
a sermon, and because it was darkish, stood at a 
door or window as a Hash of lightning stunned 
him. hut no hurt. His Bible being under his arm 
the whole book of Revelation was carried away, 
am' the other parts of the Bible left untouched. — 
Hull's iJiary 

Mr. Hubbard tells the story thus : The house of 
Sergeant Perkins in Ipswich was smitten with 
lightning, while many were met together at the 
repetion of the sermon that day preached, it being 
Lord's Day ; (May IK. 1671.) Several breaches 
were made in the timber work, and some persons 
were struck down therewith, yet came to life 
again. Sergeant Perkins himself, had his waist- 
coat pierced with many holes like goose shot, yet 
had no other considerable harm only beaten down 
as if he had been dead for the present. 

.Jonathan Plummer, poet of Lord Timothy Dex- 
ter, frequently made rhymes for Ipswich people 
when he was in town'. Dr. Calef who lived near 
the South Church, and who had many children, 
one day beseiged the poet for a couplet. The 
poet was not amiable at the time, or inclined to 
rhyme; neit! er did he like the Dr. But after 
repeated'solicitations he belched forth before the 
company : — 

Doctor Calef — wife of thine 
Fruitful as a Pumkin Vine. 

Old people in telling the story would say of the 
Dr. : 'Shut him up ; he never asked Plummer to 
make any more rhymes." 

Lt. Nathan Bumham, Lt. Stephen Low of 
Chebacco Parish, were slain July 8, 1758 att the 
Battle att Tyconderoga. — Town Record. 




The Hodgkins Letters. 
Continued from the July number. 
Whal pool, [Walpole,] Apr. ye 2. 177G. I 
just got to Cambridge as the Reg't marchd, & wo 
marched about ten miles. Then we Put op and 
got a good Lodging, and I judge we have marched 
15 miles to Day. It is now about three o'clock. 
We have got to march six miles to night and to 
morrow we shall get to Providence where we ex- 
pect to Receive orders where to go Next It is 
unsarting where We shall go. we may go to New- 
porte.^ Bui if the enemy are not there we expect 
togo to Norrige. Bui I must conclude, for we 
are about to get us a mouth lull of Vettlos, and 
then we must be upon the march. 

Providence, April yo 4, 1770. Loveing wife: 
I must Just Let you know how we got along : we 
got to Providence a wensday in the after noon, 
but we got Piety whate for it Rained Verry fast; 
but when we got hear we had good houses Pro- 
vided for both men and.ollieers. and it is a very 
Pleasant Town ; lint we Expect to Leave it on 
Sptardny Morning, and march for Norrige: and 
we expect to go from there to New York. 

My Dear I would not have von make yourself 
uneasy about me. for marching Dos not worry me 
so much as I expected : and I hope Providence 
will Provide for us and Carry us through all the 
Trohles we have to meet with in the way of Duly, 
and while wo are absent from each other. 

my Dear. I wrote the above Least Night, and 
now it is Friday : this Fournoon our Regiment & 
Colol Hitchcocks Regt have ben undir armes to 
Receive General Washington into Town, which 
was Done with a great Deal of Pleasuer and Mon- 

nor to Boeth general and officers, we shall March 

to morrow morning for Norrige where we" Expect 

Rest a fue Days and then I Soposc we shall go to 

Novvyork by W barter. 

[Joseph Hodgkins was in Col. Little's Reg. 
12th Mass. At the Reception of Washington re 
ferred to in the above letter. Little gave the fol- 
lowing very sensible Order to his men:] 

Providence. April 4, 177C. Col. Hitchcock's 
and Col. Little'sr cginient's are to turn out to-mor- 
row morning to escort his Excellency into town, 
to parade at eight o'clock, both oflicers and men 
dressed in uniform ; and none to turn out except 
those dressed in uniform; and those of the non 
commissioned oflicers and soldiers that turn out 
to be washed both face and hands, clean, their 
beards shaved, their hair combed and powdered, 
and their arms cleaned. The General [Greene,] 
hopes that both oflicers and soldiers will exert 
themselves lor the honor of the Regiment and 
Brigade to which they belong. He wishes to pay 
the honors to the Commander-in-Chief in as de- 
cent and resectable manner as possible. 
(To be continued.) 

Here is interred 

the Body of 
Mr Francis Holms 

who departed 
This Life May 

12th 175H 

in the .").'! Year 

of hiv Age. 

(He was a Doctor, ami lived in the ancient 
house corner of Main and Summer street. Sum- 
mer street was once called Annablo's Lane.) 

Arthur IF. Dowe, Ipswich, Mass. Box !!>7. 






Seal of Robert Fitts, 1665 
Robert Fitts died in Ipswich. May 9, 1665. 
His name appears on Salisbury records, 1640-52. 
His later years were passed in Ipswich. His 
widow, Grace Kilts, died April 25, 1(584. His 
son Abraham removed from Salisbury to Ipswich, 
and owned lands in the vicinity of the residences 
of Mr Ephraim Fellows and Mr. Burnham. His 
descendants still reside in town, though not in 
name. The above seal was. cut in wood by A. 
W. Dowe, from a drawing by Mr. Hammatt. 

Births, Marriages, Deaths. 

Francis Jordan and Jane Wilson married the 
G (9) 1635, their children : 
Sarah, borne Sept 8, lG.'KJ 
Hannah, 11 March, 1 638 
/Mary, April 1, 1639, dyed August 1639 
Mary, May 16. 1(111 
Lidea, February 11, 1G43-4 
Deborah, December 1, 1G46. 
George Farough and Ann Whitman married 
16, (11,) 1G43-4. Their children: 
Mary, borne June (i, 1G44 
Martha, February 25, 164G-7 
Ilepseby, May 17, 1G50 

Thomas Stace and Susanna Wooster, married 
4, (8,) 1653. Their children : 
Thomas, borne G July, 1654 
William, 21 April, 1656 
Rebecca, 7 Dec. 1G57 
Elisabeth, 16 April, 1659 
Joseph 27 June, 1 660 
Mary, November?, 1(1(11 
Thomas Harris and Martha Lake married 15 
November, 1647. Their children: 
Thomas, borne August 8, 1648 
Martha, January 8, 1650 
John, .January 7, 1652 
Elisabeth, February 8, 1654 
Margaret, August (1, l(if>7 
Mary, last of January, 1(150 
William, December 2, 1(1(11 
John Brewer and Mary Whitman married 23 (8) 
164!*- Their children: 
Mary, borne September 23, 1G48 
John, October (1, 1653 
Sara, March 27, 1658 
Thomas Tread well's children: 

Mary, borne 29 September, 1636 
Nathaniel, March 13, 1(137-8 
Hester, March 21, 1(140-1 
Martha, March 1(1, 1642-3 

BIRTHS— 1657. 
Margarett, daughter of Thomas Harris, borne 

(1 August, 16.")7. 
Rebeacha, daugh : of Thomas Stace, borne 7 of 
., December, 1(157 

Roger, sonn of Danell Ringe, b. 19th June, .1657. 
Sarah, Daught : of Abraham ilitt, borne 21 of 

February, 1(1."; 7. 
Dainell son Cornelious Waldo, borne 19 Aug. '57 
Ruth, daught of Thomas Burnam borne 1 July '57 



Prisilln, Daughter of Mr. John Applet on, borne 

the 2;") of dec. 1057, 
Nathaniell, son of Ezekiell Cheever, borne the 

23 June, 1057, 
Dinah, daughter of Job Bishop, borne the 19 of 

June., 1657 
Alexander, son Thomas Lovell, borne the 29 of 

May, 1657 
Elizabeth, daughter of John Morse, borne the 29 

March, 1G57 
Mary, Daught. of Thomas Willson, borne the 

27 Decemb. 1057 
Robert, sonn of Robert Lord, jun'r, borne 2G of 

December, 1G57. 
Joseph, sonn of John Warner, borne the 15 of 

Agust, 1G57. 
Thomas, sonn of John (trench, borne the 23 of 

May, 1G57 
Martha, Daughter of Allen Perlej', borne there- 
about 20 April], 1G57 
Ilaniell, son of Alexander Knight, borne the 1G 

of October, 1G57 
Sarah, Daught. of William ffellows. borne the 26 

of July, 1G57. 
Johnson, son of Robert Pearce, borne the 23 of 

May, 1G27 
William, sonn of William Buckley, borne the 8 of 

december, 1G57 
Anna, daughter of William Coggswell borne the 

5 of January, 1G57 
Andrew, sonn of Gyles Birdley, borne the 5 of 

September, 1G57 
John, the sonn of John Whipple, jun'r, borne the 

15 of July, 1657 
Ilananiell, son of Daniel Ilovey, borne the 20 

of March, 1G57 
Samuel, sonn of Samuel Hunt, borne the 17 of 

November, 1G57 
John, sonn of Daniell Davison, borne Oct. 1G57. 
Mary, Daughter of Robert Kinsman borne the 21 

Decemb. 1G57 
Eliezer, son of Mr. Thomas Cobbitt, borne the 

27 of November, 1G57 

John, son of John Kimball, borne the 8 of Nov- 
ember, 1G57 

Bennoy, son of Sarah Jordan, Borne the 2 1 of 
decemb: 1057 

Sarah, 'daught. of Isaiah Wood, borne the begin- 
ning year, 1057. 

Rachell, daughter Symon Tompson, borne 7 of 
March, 1657 

Mary, dan : Thomas Scott, borne the 24 March. 

Mary, Daughter of John Prockler the 1 of Janu- 
ary, 1G57 

Nathaniell, son of Nathaniell Emerson, borne 16 
August, 1657 

Ruth, daugh : ofSamuell Ingalls, borne the 19th 
of November, 1G57 

William, sonn of Mr. Richard Dumer, borne 28 
May, 1657 


Joano, wife of Humphrey Vincent, dved the 17 

July, 1G57 
Ruth, wife of Thomas Burnham, dyed the 30. of 

July, 1G57 
Nathaniel, son of Ezekiell Cheever, dyed the 12 

of July, 1657 
Mary, daughter of Richard Shattswell, dyed Sep- 
tember. 1 G57 
John Robinson, dyed the first of March, 1G57. 
Sarah, daughter of Joseph Bixbye, dyed the 18 of 

January, 1657 
Thomas Rose, dyed the 20 of August, 1057 
Humphrey Gilbert, dyed the 13 of February 1057 
John, sonn of Daniell Davison, dyed the 22 of 

Novemb : 1057 
John, son of John Kimball, dyed the 24 feb : '57 
Benoy, sonn of Sarah Jordan, dyed tbe 23 of 

february, 1657 
Thomas, sonn of Isaiah Wood, died about Aprill, 

Sarah, daughter of Isaiah Wood, dyed the 24 

feb: 1057 
Thomas Scott, dyed the of September, 1057 
Mary, dau : John Pioekter, dyed february, 1057. 


MARRIAGES.— 1657 . 
Mr. Samuel] llugera and Judith Applctqn. mar- 
ried •>[ deceuiber, Ui.'iT 
Daniell Davison and Margrett Low maried the 

8 Of Aprill, 1657 
Thomas Averill and (trances Codings, married 8 

ofdecemb. ll>.">7 
Nicliolas Wallis and Sarah Rradstrect, married 

the 13 Aprill, 1 (>■>! 
Shore : Willson and Abigaill Osgood, married the 

Dili September, l(i."»7 
Natlianiell Mastersonn and Elizabeth Coggswell 

married the 31 of July, l(i.")7 
John Paine and Elizabeth Burr marled the 21 of 

September, l(i.~>7 
Samuell Ingall and Ruth Eaton maryed (he 9 of 

decern!) : 1656. 

Hodgkins Letters. 
(Continued, ) 
New London, April ye 10, 1770. Loving Wife: 
We got to Norwich on Monday, ye 8 inst. and a 
Tusday sve marched to this town, and we Expect 
to Embark for New York to-morrow, if we have a 
wind, and when we get there I hope we shall have 
some Rest : for I am a 'jjoo 1 deal tired of march- 
ing, though we get Very good entertainment in 
general. People are very kind to us in the Con- 
tery. Rut where there is so many Pasing, it is 
delieelt to get things as we should chuse. What 
our lleet has done, that you will get in the Print 
before you will get this. 

New York, April ye 24. 1776. I would just in- 
| forme yon how we got along on our way from 
Newlondon. We saled horn there on Sunday 
morning the 1 1 Day, and the next Sunday we 
got hear. Rut we had a very Pleasant Passage 
though it was Long. We whare in several bar- 
bers and we saw several pleasant Towns. New 
heaven is a verry fine place Rut 1 think this 
sity York, exceeds all plasesthat ever I saw on 
many accoumpts. Rut it is very Expensive Liv- 

ing beer, and so it has ben ever sine we first 
marched. I beleve I pade for every meal I act 
through the whole march. Rut 1 don't mean to 
lay that to hart : if we do but accomplish the 
grand desire we are aiming at, that will be every- 

As for News 1 hardly know what to write, on- 
ly that there is no ships nor Troops hear of our 
cneinys, and it dosnot apear to me we shall stay 
hear a grate wile. Rut whare we shall go next 1 
now not. Rut thare is a Reporte that we shall 
go to loiigisland, which 1 wish may be the case. 
Thomas is well, sends his love to you and all 
his friends. 1 would inform yon . that the Post 
that carres this letter, is to go as far as Newbury 
Port, and will call at Capt. Dodges as he comes 
back to tak letters for any body that is a mind to 

May ye '.). I have had two bad boyles on my 
right arm, one of them is not brock yet, and it is 
very painfull. 1 have not wore a coat for this 
six days, except a grate Coate Rut 1 hope they 
will leavs me in good health, as people say they 
are holsome but not tooth-some. 

Several men came here this week that left Ips- 
wich three weal:« after I did: but 1 have not 
heard anything from you since 1 left home, only 
Capt. Wade's mother sent word in his letter that 
you whare gone to sister Chapman's. 

We came over to this Island the second day of 
May and Pitched our tents, but the weather being 
cool and the Tents being verry bad, we got a 
Room to live in till the weather grew warmer. It 
whas the orders that no oflicer should lodge out 
of the camp ; but the tent being so'very thin, the 
General consented that we should for a few days, 
till there could be some boards got to rais the 
tents and lay lloors in them. 

Every thing is excessive Dear. Nine shilling 
Lawfull money a gallon for Rum and every thing 
in Perportion. 

Give my duty to father and mother, to sister 
hannah in Perticuler 



The Coat Money. 

Prospect Hill, Dee. l"J, 1775. Rec'd of 
Capt. Abraham Dodge the Sum ol* Twenty live 
Shillings for my Coat money, Each of us whose 
names are hear under Sined who Belongs to sd 
Dodges Company in th Contintial armey : 

Jacob Goodhue, jun. George Pierce 

David Low Andrew Story 

William Story Stephen Hodgkins 

Jonathan Story Jeremiah White 

tlohn Lakeman Benjamin White 

Robert Stalker William Baker 

Will'm Farley Daniel Goodhue 

John Andrews Abram Perkins)] 

Zebelen Lane Samuel Beal 

Joshua Andrews William Burnam 

Aaron Eveleth Moses Burnham 

William Smith Benjamin Swett 

James Andrews Solomon Colmon 

Jacob Davis James Lord the 4 

Daniel Andrews John Goodsmith 

Necolous badcock Jonathan Wells 

Silvanus Colbey Joseph Story 

Stephen Colman Thomas Davis 

William Manslield Adam Ross 

Abraham Jones Timothy Ross 

Elijah Luis Moses Kimbell 

John Hodgkins Thomas Caldwell 

John Stanford Eben Burnam 

Benjamin Andrews Isaac Smith 

Benjamin Burnam Moses Hodgkins 

Seth Story Samuel Ross 

Joseph Burnham David Boss 

Robert Newman Richard Pulsifer 

Thomas Emerton Aaron Craft 

Jacob Andrews Joseph Perkins 

Thomas Foster Amos Heard 

Francis Burnham John How Boardman 

Ebenezer Burnham Moses Binder 

John. Cogswell William Low 

Peter pennitan Mark Numan 

Amos Burnham Nehemiah Cleaveland 

Additional names- Inter date. 

Elias Wait Jonathan Choate 

Stephen Kent Benja : George 
Ebenezer Symmes 

President Rogers' Grave. 

The inscription on the tombstone ol' President 
John Rogers, at Cambridge : 

" To this mound of earth is committed a treas- 
ury of henevolencc, a storehouse of theologic 
learning, a library of the choicest literature, a 
living system of medicine, an embodiment of in- 
tegrity, a repository of faith, a pattern of chris- 
tian sympathy, a garner of all virtues, in other 
words : the mortal remains of the Very Reverend 
.John Rogers, son of the Very Learned Nathaniel 
Rogers of Ipswich in New England, grandson of 
Mr. Rogers of Dedham in Old England, whose 
name is illustrious throughout the world. He 
was a favorite and deservedly admired President 
of Harvard College. His immortal part was 
borne away from us July the 20th, A. D. 1G84. 

His very dust is dear. 
'Tis all we hare " 

After the death of President Rogers, his widow 
came back to Ipswich to live. She was a daugh- 
ter of Gen. Denison, and lies buried near him. — 
Her gravestone is inscribed : 

Here Lyes Interred 

ye Bodv of Mrs. Eliza 

Beth Rogers, Relict 

of Mr. John Rogers, 

(sometime) President 

of Harvard Colledge, 

and Daughter of Major 

General Daniel Denison 

of Ipswich, who Dec'd July 

the 13th, I7l'.'!. in ye 8"2nd year 

of her aire. 


Entered at Past Office as second class matter, 

Published Monthly, *2~> cents per year. 

Augustine Caldwell, Arthur W. Dowe. 

nttpman iapris. 


Vol. if. 



Miss Eunice Jones, bom 1793, died 1825. 

From her Journal. "July 12, 1817. This 
morning, about .line o'clock, the President of the 
United States, [Monroe,] passed through Ips- 
wich. ' Me was attended by a large concourse of 
people ; they paid him all the honor possible. 
The gentlemen and ladies of the town decorated 
our street and bridge, beautifully, with trees and 
llowers. An arbor of pine trees was erected at 
the entrance of the bridge ; over the bridge was an 
arch of woodwork, completely covered with 
wreaths and llowers. The ladies were engaged 
two weeks in preparing these wreathes. As the 
President approached and passed over the bridge, 
a band, concealed from sight in the arbor, played 
upon their instruments melodiously. The chil- 
dren of the town were dressed in uniform, and 
stood each side of the green at Dr. Dana's meet- 

iug house. All ranks and ages followed him as 
he passed along. 

An elegant horse was offered for his use in 
town, by Mr. C. and Mr. B. The training com- 
panies paraded, and escorted him to the Hotel, 
where he took breakfast ; and then stepped into 
his carriage and left town." 

[Will some one give us more reminiscences of 
this gala-morning in Ipswich, G4 years ago? who 
were Messrs C. and B.?] 

Births, Marriages, Deaths.— No. 2. 

BIRTHS.— 1G58. 
Sarah, daughter of John Brewer, borne the 27 

March, 1658. 
Abigaill, daught of Robert Roberts, 27 March, '58 
Nathanell, son of Thomas Lovell, borne the 28 

March, 1G58. 
William, son of William Whitred, borne the 31 of 

March, 1658. 
Sarah, daught of John Caldwell, borne 2 of 

Aprill, 1G58. 
Hester Codings, daught of Robert Collings, 
\ borne 18 of Aprill, 1G58. 

Mary, daughter of Jacob Perkings, borne 14 of 

May, 1658. 
Symon, sonn of Daniell Warner, borne the G of 

June, 1658. 
Kathren Stewartt, daught of Duncan Stewartt, 

borne 8 June, 1G58. 
Mary, daughter of Thomas Mettcalfe, borne the 

23 of June, 1G58. 
Nathaniell, sonn of Nathaniel Piper, borne the 

25 of June, 1G;j8. 
Nathaniell, sonn of John Knowlton, borne the 

29 of June, 1G;">8. 
Sarah, dau. Nicolas Wallis, borne 24 July, 1658. 




James, sonn of Richard Nicolls, borne the 25 of 

July, 1658. 
Sarauell, son of Sarauell Graves, borne the 5th 

August, 1658. 
Sarah, daughter of Richard Shattswell, borne the 

19 of August, 1658. 
Judith, daughter of Jerimiah Belcher, borne the 

19 of August, 1658. 
Elizabeth, daughter of John Pindar, borne the 16 

of August, 1658. 
Tho : sonn uf Ezekiell Cheever, borne the 23 of 

August, 1658. 
Ruth, daughter of Thomas Burnham, borne the 

23 of August, 1658. 

Mordicha, son of Mordicah Larckum, borne 16 of 

September, 1658. 
William, son of William Gutterson, borne the 20 

of September, 1658 
Margrett, daughter of Daniell Davison, borne the 

24 of Sept, 1658. 

Mary, daughter of Robert Smith, borne the 28 of 

October, 1658. 
Joseph, son of William Lampson, borne in Octo- 
ber, 1658. 
Joseph, sonn of John Amiable, borne the 2 of 

October, 1658 
John, son of Thomas Waite, borne the 11th of 

December, 1658. 
Mary, daughter of John Kimball, borne the 10th 

of December, 1658. 
Mathew, sonne of Mathew Whipple, borne the 20 

of December, 1658. 
Deborah, daughter of Edward Bragg, borne the 

22 of December, 1658. 
Jonathan, sonn of Isaack ffoster, borne the 9th 

of January, 1658. 
Martha, daughter of ffrancis Wainwright, borne 

the 24 of Jauuary, 1658. 
Edward, sonn of John Ayres, borne the 12 of 

february, 1658. 
Martha, daughter of Cornelious Waldo, borne 27 

february, 1658 

Noe name child of John ffrench, borne & dyed the 
27 of february, 1658. 

James and Mary, children of Will : Lambert, I), 
the 11 of March, 1658. 

Sarah, daughter of Nathaniell Emerson, borne 15 
March, 1658. 

John, son RalfefDix, borne the 12 March, 1658. 

Ezra, sonn of Edw. Colborne, borne 1 Mch. 1658 

Ralfe, sonn of Robert Cross, borne the 15 feb- 
ruary, 1658. 

James, sonn of Mary Sheffield, borne 5 of Dec- 
ember, 1658. 

Tutor FJynt in Ipswich.— 1754. 

Tutor Flynt. of Harvard . College, went from 
Cambridge to Portsmouth and back, in 1754. He 
was then eighty years old. He was accompanied 
by David Sewall, an undergraduate, who made 
notes of the journey. The two pilgrims passed 
a night in Ipswich, on their return, at the home 
of the Rev. Nathaniel and Mrs. Mary [Leverett] 
Rogers, now known as the residence of the late 
Nathaniel Lord, Esq. Sewall vvrites : — 

" We passed on through Newbury and Rowley 
without calling upon the minister of either places, 
and reached Ipswich towards evening ; where we 
stopped at the dwelling of Mr. Rogers, the cler- 
gyman of the old parish, who seemed much 
pleased with the visit, and introduced his wife, 
(who, I understood was a daughter of President 
Leverett;) when Mr. Flynt accosted the Lady, 
''Madam, I must buss you," and gaveMier "a 
hearty kiss. We enjoyed a social evening ; and 
upon^his being asked some questions about the 
scholars, related the following anecdote: "One 
morning my class were reciting and stood quite 
around me, and one or two rather at my back, 
where was a table on which lay a keg of wine I 
had the day before bought at Boston ; and one of 
the blades took the keg and drank out of the 
bung. A looking glass was right before me, so 1 



couKI plainly see what was doing behind me. I 
thought I would not disturb him while drinking; 
but as soon as he had done I turned round and 
told him he ought to have had the manners to 
have drank to somebody." And this was all the 
reprimand made on the occasion. 

We again slept in the same bed together. In 
the morning 1 rose before him. and he slept on 
until breakfast time, when 1 went up stairs to ac- 
quaint him of it. We had toast and tea. He 
was interrogated by Mrs. Rogers whether be 
would have the tea strong or weak, that she 
might accommodate it to his liking. lie replied. 
he liked it strong of the tea. strong of the sugar, 
and strong of the cream; and it was regulated 
accordingly. Breakfast beinz over, we departed." 

It is said tha' Mrs. Rogers had a beautiful 
portrait of her father, which is now upon the 
walls of the Essex Institute. 

Here Lyes ye Body of Mrs. 

Mary Rogers, ve Excellent 

Consort to ye Rev'd Mr. Nathaniel 

Rogers, and Daug'r of the Hon'bl 

and Rev'd Mr John Leverett. Esq. 

who died June ye 25th, 17f>7, TEtatis 55. 

John xi, 25. Jesus said unto her I 
am the Resurrection & ye life : he that 
believeth on me tho he were Dead, yet 
shall he live. 

Paine. Hon. Albert W. Paine, of Bangor, 
Me. has written a history and Genealogy of the 
Paines — Ipswich Branch. The Ipswich Gram- 
mar School boys have heard of Robert and Wil- 
liam Paine, who were the principal founders of 
the School which helped greatly to give promin- 
ence and character to early Ipswich. Robert 
Paine and Mr. Hubbard, the historian, gave the 
lands on which the bouse and school room Eze- 
kiel Cheever occupied were, and where the 
Denisous, Rogers', Bradstreets, and other boys 

of that and later times were taught. These lands 
are now occupied by the old school house, now 
Mr Tilton's barn, by the Cogswell School House, 
and apart is incorporated into the estate of Mrs. 
Eben Caldwell. 

William Paine gave the Neck, to be a perpetual 
aid in support of the School. 

Mr. Greenwood now owns and occupies the 
original Robert Paine farm ; and has the ancient 
sword which Robert brought fiom England, and 
bore in military duty. William Paine's farm was 
at Argilla. His town-house was on High street. 

We judge the Paine volume will find interested 
readers in our ancient town — especially among 
those who have shared the benefits of the worthy 
old School. Send to Hon. A; W. Paine, for a 

When Washington died in 1799, the women of 
Ipswich wore the initials G-. W. on white rib- 
bon, pinned to the left sleeve. The badge was 
worn a month. 

1641. John Lee of Ipswich, was accused of 
stealing the widow Hatlield's Bible. He was 
tried and found guilty — and as a penalty paid the 
widow 15 shilling for her Bible, and ten shillings 
line for lying about it. 

Jfay, 1770. James Holland, a fifer in Capt. 
Dodge's Company is appointed fife major to this 
(12th) Regiment, and is to be obeyed as such. 

Henry Kingsbury, Ipswich, born about 1 G 1 5 , 
wife Susanna. 

1681, 5. 10 Agreed with Richard Kimball of 
Bradford, for his keeping and providing for his 
grandfather, Thomas Smith, for the year ensuing, 

1054. Daniel Rolfe mentions father Hum- 
phrey Bradstreet. 

l \% 


Hodgkins Letters. 

(Continued. ) 

New York, May ye 22, 1770. There is grate 
Reason to think we shall have our hands full soon 
for there is, I beleve, by general order a concid- 
erable Noumber of troops expected hear very 
soon. Our men are on fatague about all the 
time, but they are very healthy in general. Our 
company are all well, except one, and he is not 

But I must just inform you of our situation on 
the Island. The Farry from York is about a mile 
whide, and we are incampt about a mile and a 
quorter from the farry, where there is a reaver, 
or a bay runs in each side of the island, and meat 
within a mile ; and we are incamped between 
these bays, and have got a forte just by our in- 
campment, and another on a hill at the northward 
of us, which are most don, and there is to be an- 
other built at the south of us, on a nother hill, 
and these forts will stop this passage by land ; 
for it is expected that the enemy will land on som 
of the cstward part of the island, if they come; 
for about fifty miles to the east of us, is sayd that 
seven eights of the people are torrys, and 1 fear 
that one half in York are not much better: for it 
is enough to mak any bodys blood boyl, only to 
think what destruction whas made last campan in 
our Province by our army, and now to' see what 
destruction the army are under to keep the inhab- 
intins quiete For our people are not alowed to 
tread on the ground scarcely : they are not alowd 
to get oysters out of the cove ; and one man for- 
bid the soldiers catching eals ; but he got nothing 
for that but cusses. 

Sarah Hodgkins to her husband. 

Ipswich, May ye 23, 177G. Loveing Husband : 
These lines come with my Love to you, hopeing 
the}' will find you and the Company all in good 
health, as they Leave me and children at this 
time through the goodness of God. I received 

yours of the ii install yesterday morning. It i9 
a grate comfort to me to hear from you. 1 am 
Sorry to hear that you arc trobled with boyles. 
The}' are very troublesome: but as yon say, they 
are counted bolsom. 1 hope they will leave you 
in a good state of health. I am ready to think 
they proceed from the humer you have been trob- 
led with for sometime. 1 want to hear whether 
you have got well of it or no. I want to see you 
very much, but I durst not think much about it 
at present; but I hope we shall see one another 
again all in good time. I desire to be contented 
with the alotments of Providence. You wrote in 
your letter that you had not heard from me since 
vou left home, but it is no neglect of mine ; for I 
will assure you that I wrote the first opportunity 
I knew of, which was, 1 think the G of may. 

Capt. Perkins got in last friday. They are well 
and have got a good load ot corn. Father and 
mother sends their love to you. 1 see Sister 
hannah yesterday. She told me to give her love 
to you, and tell you they were well. Brother 
John's folks are well, and send their love to 
thomas. So I must conclude by subscribing my- 
self your loveing wife till death. .Joannah sends 
her duty to you. Sarah Hodgkins. 

Perley. M. V. B. Perley of Springfield and 
Sidney Perley of Boxtord, are publishing a His- 
tory of the Perleys. One of "the early camping 
grounds" of this family was Ipswich. Allen Per- 
ley was in town in 1657 ; the oldest stone in the 
Linebrook parish graveyard, is in memory of a 
Perley. The volume will interest Ipswich Anti- 
quaries. Address M. V. B. Perley, Springfield, 


Entered at Post Office as second class 'matter, 

Published Monthly, 25 cents per year. 

Augustine Caldwell, Authuu W. Uowe. 



Pol. ii. 




Joseph Baker, 1784-1846. 
Joseph Baker, son of .Samuel and Sarah (Hoi 
land) Baker, was born in Ipswich, Feh. 29, 1784 
and died in Ipswich, March 'ill, 1846. lie began 
his mercantile career in Salem, where lie married 
Mrs. Anna (Stewart) Felt. He removed to Bos- 
ton in 181'). A.fter a successful business life he 
returned to his native town, and purchased the 
house near the Soldiers' Monument — known as 
i the ohl Treadwell Tavern. It is perhaps the 
most historic building in town. It was the prin- 
ciple Ipswich Inn for many generations. Chief 
Justice Sewall mentions it in his Diary. John 
Adams, before the Revolution, writes quaintly of 
the Treadwells who were then host and hostess. 

Madame Treadwell was a descendant of Gov. 
Endieolt and a convert of Whitcfield She had a 
copy of Gov. Endicott's portrait. [Who has this 
copy now?] 

Mr.^Baker enlarged his grounds by removing 
the dwelling south of the tavern, which had once 
been occupied by E»q. Duinmer Jewett. It now 
stands in cIo.mj proximity to the ancient Saltonstall 

The following is a record of Mrs. Bakers fam- 
ily. She was of Salem birth — the family living on 
Boston street in that city. Her parents were : 

David and Anna (Beckford) Stewart, married 
27 ofo mo. 177."). Thcv had, 

Anna Stewart, b. 12 of 5 mo 177C. She mar- 
ried (1) Henry Felt, (2) Joseph Baker. 

David Stewart, b. 1 of 1 mo. 177*, died early. 
Between 1778-80, David Stewart died, and 
widow Anna married (2) Fphraim Smith in 1781. 
They had : 

Ephraim Smith, b. 10th of 10 mo. 17*1, d e. 
Betsey Smith, b. 5th of G mo. 1783, she mar- 
ried Samuel Henderson, resided in Salem 

David Smith, b. 4th of 2 mo. 1785, m. Catha- 
rine Chase. Members of the Society of Friends. 
He died at Bolton, she died at Lynn. 

Benjamin Smith, b. 27th of 5 mo. 1787. Lived 
at Lynn. 

Rebecca Smith, b. 5th oft! mo, 1790, d. e. 
Anna, wife of Ephraim Smith, died 15th of 
mo. 1790. 

In 1793 Ephraim Smith married Lois Mansfield 




by whom be had one child, Lois, born 12th of 4 
mo. 1704. She in. Mr. Edminster, resides in 

Ephraim Smith died in 1812. He was a broth- 
er of Jesse Smith of Salem, who was, (according 
to the inscription on his monument in Harmony 
Grove,) the last survivor of Washington's body 

Births, Marriages, Deaths.— No. 3. 

MARRIAGES.— 1658. 

James How and Elisabeth Jackson, married 
13 Aprill, lGf>8. 

Isaack fibster and Mary Jackson married the 
5 of May, 1658, 

William Reiner and Elizabeth Gilbert married 
the 24 September, 1658. 

John Gage and Sarah Keyes marred the 7 of 
November, lf>.">8. 
\ Edward Allen and Sarah Kimball married 24 
November, 1658. 

John Edward and Mary Saras married the 24 
November, 1(158. 

Jacob fibster and Martha Kinsman married 12 
January, 1658, 

DEATHS.— 1658 

Mary, daughter of Thomas Scott, dyed first of 
Aprill, 1658. 

fl'rances, wife of William Whittred dyed 26 Ap- 
rill, 1658. 

Nathaniell, son of Thomas Ilowlett, dyed the 28 
Aprill, 1658. 

Rachell Tompson, daught : of Symon Tompson, 
dyed 5 of May, 1658. 

Mary, wife of Edward Chapman dyed the 10th 
of June, 1658. 

Symon, son of Daniel! Warner, dyed the 11 of 

June, 1658, 
Joseph, sonn of John Warner, dyed the 18 of 

June, 1658. 
Sarah, wife of John Whipple, dyed the 14 of 

June, 1658. 
Amy, the wife of John Gage, dyed in June, 1658. 
Nath : sonn of Joseph Biggsby, dyed 11 July, '58 
Mary, Daught. John Denison, dyed 11 July, '58. 
Ann, wife of Andrew Hodges, dyed 15 Nov. '58. 
Matthew Whipple dyed the 20th October, 1658. 
Martha Prockter, Jun'r dyed 14 October, 1658. 
John, sonn of John Prockter, Jun'r, dyed in 

Susan ffrench, widdow, dyed in August, 1658. 
William Addams dyed the 18th of January, '58. 
William Lampson dyed the first of febuary, 1658. 

Arthur W. Dowe has a very accuarate picture 
of the Eirst Methodist Meeting House. This rep- 
resentation of the building will some future day 
have much historic interest; and will probably 
have a present value to people who worshipped in 
it. Copies can be had of Mr. Dowe. Price 25c. 


Mr. George W. Caldwell gives us the following 
old Paper, which he picked out of tinman's rub- 
bish. Too many old papers have been sold to 
tinmen. This paper will interest those who wish 
to trace early boundaries and locations : 

" I John Newmarsh, Sen'r, doth freely Give to 
My Son John Newmarsh a house and to make it 
fitt to Dwell in, and ground before the house 
which is bounded so it run from the house to the 
water side, and from the side of the well to the 



stone wall. Likewise I do give him a pasture 
(hat was Thomas Hardev's, which is Ten acres, 
and four acres of Tillage land bounded one end 
to the pasture and the other to the path by the 
pasture; and four acres of land at plumb Island, 
that was William Brocklers, and I give him two 
marsh lotts yt was Will : Brocklers, which con- 
lain Ten acres. And I doe alsoe give him halfe 
an acre of land to sett a barne and allso to have 
halfe of the Orchard and to have the commonage 
to go with the house, and to have free coming of 
Cart to the house, and to have fro going to his 
pasture with his Cowes. The pasture is hound 
Straight from- the Comer by Jacob Perkins to a 
little Oake Tree by Goodman Jordan.-' I Give 
John free Leave for three or four Cows to goe in 
the pasture with ours, and their calves,*'tillj his 
pasture be ready. This is my Deed as witness 
my hand eight of the ninth month, lf>71 : 

John Newmarsh. 
Witness: Robert Burnam. Nathaniel Tredwell. 
The Testimony of Nathaniel Tredwell that ye 
settlement of sd Ksl ale upon said Newmarsh by 
his father was before his marriage to Liet. Thom- 
as Burnham's Daughter, and that i;nti!l he had 
confirmed the same as above, the marriage was 
Deferrd, and upon his doing of it that night the 
time of their marriage was appointed, and that 
the above said Deed and Gift was of sd John 
Newmarsh, Sen'r, his own writing, and that he 
saw the said John Newmarsh, sen's, signe, seale 
and Deliver the same as his act and deed, as well 
as heard him make the contract with said Burnam 
that he would doe it, and that said John New- 
marsh, junr. hath possessed the Same all but 
about Two acres ever since, and died in the pos- 

session thereof. Thomas Burnham, sen'r and 
Mary his wife also testilielh to the whole above 

At a County Court held at Ipswich, March SI, 
1691, the abovesd Robert Burnam, Nathaniel 
Tredwell, Thomas Burnam and Mary appeared 
and made Oath to all above written. 

Attest Thomas IFade, Cler : 

Fxamd p Stephen Sewall, Register. 


For some weeks we have been engaged in gath- 
ering records for the Genealogies of the above 
named Ipswich families. 

We shall be glad to receive copies of any Fam- 
ily Records, or any recollections or facts concern- 
ing them, or any reference or suggestion where 
information may be obtained. 

In the oldest Grave Yard in Essex, once a part 
of Ipswich, is the following inscription over the 
grave of one the best men of his generation : 

Underneath Lies the Body of the 

Rev John IFise, A. M. 

First Pastor of the Second Church in Ipswich. 

Graduated at Harvard College, in 1G73. 

Ordained Pastor of said Church, in 1G81, 

And died April 8, 172o, 

Aged To. 

For talents, piety and learning, 
He shone as a star of the 
First Magnitude. 

1G08. Martha Low, aged 28. this deponent 
saith shee heard John Chub say that when he was 
before the Major in examination about ye horse, 
the Major so looked on him that he knew not 
what he said ; and farther the sayd Chub sayd, 
that if he could save himselfe by telling two or 
three lies and turn it to any body else, he was 
bound in conscience so to doe. 




Hodgkins Letters. 

In (,'kiiij) on Long Inland. 

June j'C 10, 1776 Our people arc health}' in 
general. But Stephen Colman and Willm Stone 
are sick of a leaver and a Cape Ann man in our 
company is in a very weak state, and I am Very 
much afrad of him. There is none Died in our 
regiment since we came here. Our duty is Very 
constant. The men arc on duty five days in sev- 
en ; but it is chet'ely fetigue. There is not much 
guarding to Due, only two subaltons guards, and 
I have one of them tonight. 

1 have nothing to send you but love. I hope 1 
shall have some money soon Capt. Wade is 
well. This letter comes by Colol. Little's Broth- 
er, who came here, he and Capt. Kent of New- 
bury to see their frinds : and if there should be 
any Gentelmen in Ipswich that should come this 
way, 1 should be very glad to have you sen 1 
me a Pair of .Shirts. But I would not have you 
be uneasy about it, for when I can't do no longer 
I can by some hear, though Linnen is Extream 

June ye "20, 177(1 The fleet is expected every 
day. General Washington is calling in the Me- 
lisha and I hope we shall be in Readyness to 
meet our enemy, and show them yanky Play, 
come when they will. I think we have got prety 
well fortifyed, and I think they will meat with a 
wharm Reception ; for our men are in good spir- 
its and seem to be impatient and tired awating. 

You informed me that Sally bad cutt her arm. 
Tell her that Daddy is very sorry for it, and 
whants to see'her. 

July ye 17, 177<>. Our enemys are coming in 

almost every day, and we expect they wilh have 
-M, ooo menjwhen they al get in. But I would 
not have you uneasv about us lor our number far 
exceed theirs, and we have 42,000 men now, and 
the) - are coming in every day. Two Brigads are 
coining from Pclidelphia, consisting .">:! Battalons, 
so I hope with the blessing of God, we shall be 
able tokeep cur ground and let them know that 
yankeys can litt. 

Asjbr my gun you menshur.d, brother Heard 
may have it for \'2 dollars; that is but two shil- 
lings more than I gave for it last winter, and 
guns have ben a rising ever sense. I would have 
you call on Capt Charles Smith for such things 
as you whant in the family. 1 hear that Capt. 
Moses Harris is got home. As to that Tory 
Plot, I sepose yon have had the accounles in the 
papers before now. One of them was Tried on 
Winsday, condemned on Thursday, and executed 
on Friday, and 1 wish twenty more were sarved 
the sam sort. 

Garfield Memorials. U'e have received the 
Garfield Memorial Sermons preached by E. H. 
Palmer of the First Church, Rev. Mr. Waters of 
South Church, and Rev. G. F. Flichtner (for- 
merly of Ipswich,) of St. Barnabas Church, New- 
ark, N. J. Chaste, beautiful, teuder tributes to 
the man whose name is a treasure. We have 
placed copies of these discourses in different His- 
torical Rooms — and we wish old Ipswich had a 
Repository for historical collections. 


Entered at Post Office as second class matter. 

Published Monthly, 2."> cents per year. 




minim %mi$>. 





Entered at Post Office as second class matter. 

Published Monthly, "if* cents per year. 
Three copies oOc. Six copies $1. 

Augustine Caldwell, Arthur W. Dowe. 

Volume Two closes with this (December) 
number. We shall venture another volume and 
hope to make it valuable to people interested in 
Ipswich history. Copies from the Town Records 
of births, marriages and deaths will be continued 
monthly. We hope to illustrate the issues of 
1882 with a few more of our ancient and historic 
houses, seals, and profiles. We should be very 
glad to receive or to make copies of Family Rec- 
ords or other papers with dates earlier than 1800. 
Many families have old Bibles containing Records 
and also interleaved almanacs with memoranda 
These items are of genealogic and historic help, 
and we would be glad of their aid in our work. 

£5>p We wish to express our thanks to Wesley 
K.Bell, Esq., and to Mr. Nathaniel Rogers Far- 
lev of Ipswich, for their continued willingness to 
grant us access to such Hooks in their care as have. 
been invaluable to us in publishing the Papers; 
and to Mr. Barton of the American Antiquarian 
Rooms, Worcester. But for the continued kind- 
nesses, suggestions and attentions of these gentle 
men we could not have issued the past nn rubers 
of the Antiquarian. 

The Ipswich Chronicle the past year has had 
several articles of great value. The editor (Mr. 
Potter,) has given his studies of " Pre-historic 
Ipswich," and Charles A. Sayward, Esq., has 
given several sketches of early Ipswich names. 

Robert Dutch. 

Every Ipswich boy who had a grandmother to 
tell him stories, has heard of Robert Dutch who 
was scalped at Bloody Brook, and came home 
alive. It will be interesting to those who have 
only heard the story to see in print, as related by 
Mr. Hubbard, who received it, probably, from the 
lips of Robert himself. Robert Dutch was a son 
of Osman Dutch of Gloucester who lived to be a 
hundred years old. Rev. Mr. Hubbard, who 
wrote the account, lived on Turkey Shore, less 
than a stone's throw from Sheriff William Dodge's 
(now Mr. Ploutf's) residence. In our boyhood 
the cellar of the Hubbard house could be distinctly 
traced. Mr. Hubbard thus wrote of Robert Dutch 
who was of that fated company of young men at 
Bloody Brook, remembered as the " Flower of 
Essex county :" 

" As Capt Mosely came upon the Indians in 
the Morning, he found them stripping the Slain, 
amongst whom was one Robert Dutch of Ipswich 
having been sorely wounded by a bullet that rased 
to his Skull and then mauled by the Indian Hatch- 
ets, was left for dead by the Salvages, and stript 
by them of all but his skin ; yet when Capt. 
Mosely came near, he almost miraculously as one 
raised from the Dead, came towards the English, 
to their no small Amazement; by whom being 
received and cloathed, he was carried off to the 
next Garrison, and is living and in perfect Health 
at this Day. May he be to the Friends and Rela- 
tives of the Rest of the Slain an Emblem of their 
more perfect Resurrection at the last Day to re- 
ceive their Crowns among the Rest of the Martyrs 
that have laid down and ventured their Lives as a 
Testimony to the Truth of their Religion, as well 
as Love to their Country." 



Another account printed the same year in Lon- 
don gives the following most unlikely version of 
tilt; affair : 

" Tlii! next day they [the English.] came, up 
againe, tin.' Indians wore gone; they had stript 
the dead Men of all their Clothes, Anns and Hor- 
ses ; amongst, which dead was one who had Life 
in him, and was found by a Friend Indian ; he 
took him up and said, Umb, uinb, poo lngismon, 
mee save yoo Life, me take you to Captain Mosee, 
he carries him lf> Miles the Day after to Captain 
Moseley, and now this Man is well again and in 
good Health." 

The name of Dutch was common in Ipswich 
till within half a century. An old house on the 
Seminary Grounds, at the end of the stone bridge 
was called the " Dutch House." 

Gould of Topsfleld to Newmarch, 1691. 

The following letter of .John Gould of Tops- 
field to his "brother Newmarch" of Ipswich, was 
given us by Mr. George W. Caldwell : 

Brother Newmarch : 1 think I shall goe'to Bos- 
ton to morer, and my sister Perkins tould met; 
that bister Newmarch would have mee to doe 
something for her at Boston. I soposeyt tis ye 
same yu did speake to mee about to doe. I am 
willing to doe anything for yu that I can: and 
shall doe ye beast for yu that I can : The Time 
has bin Verry biisey with me so that I cannot goe 
out to looke after what is my due. I must in treat 
you to lend me ten shillings in silver, and I will 
pay you it againe. I dont desire it for anything 
that I shall doe for yu, but I will pay yu ye mo- 
ney againe. 1 pray send it by ye bearer heareof 
and also what et tis yu would have me to doe for 
you with Capt. Chiezley, and I will doe ye beast 
I cane for yu. I pray dont faile mee at this time, 
soe 1 Reast yoe Loveing Brother JoriN Goui.o. 

Topslield, 19 May, 1G91. 

May 10, 1675. Capt. Ezra Lnnt and his com- 
pany of GO men supped and lodged at Trcadwell's 
Tavern, Ipswich, on their way from Newbnryport 
to Cambridge Camp. 

John Winthrop, .lr., who settled Ipswich, 1(13:5- 
4, taught an old deaf and blind woman to read by 
raised Utters. It is thought to he the earliest ac- 
count of this manner of reading. It is thus related 
by his grandson, John Winthrop, son of Wait 
Still Winthrop: 

" Memorand : I have heard my Father say, 
yt vvn. they came first into ye Country, 
they brought over an old Woman who was Deafe 
& Blind, — this Old Woman Lived at Ipswich in 
New England, wr my Grandfather taught her to 
Understand anything by ye Letters cut in Wood, 
& so she felt them." This "Memorand." we find 
in the Mass. Hist. Coll. 

" All Men are not equally balanced in their 
Alfections as to bear Plain Dealing, and give that 
harmless Dove [Truth,] a resting Place in their 
Minds lor the Sole of her Foot. ' — Hubbard, 1077 

The following has reference to an Ipswich boy 
of 177G; 

Order: Maj. Little's (12th) Reg't. "James 
Holland, a lifer in Capt. Dodge's Company, is ap- 
pointed fife Major to this Regiment and is to be 
obeyed .is such " 

Battle of Brooklyn, August, 1770: Missing 
and killed in Ipswich companies: Capt. Parker's 
Co. killed, Peter Bathrick. Capt. Wade's Co. 
missing, Archeluus Pulcifer. Capt. Dodge's Co. 
missing, Elijah Lewis. 

1676. Robert Kinsman killed at Narra2;anset. 

1696 7. Deacon Jacob Foster took " To keep, 
Allexander Orhort, with Sufficient meat, drink, 
washing and Lodging for ye space of Fifty two 
weeks at four shilling pr week in money, sd Orhort 
having a bed ami bedding of his own." 


Denison Day. 

It lias lii'i-u a pleasant feature of Ihc past few 
years to reeognice the birth -days of some men 
and women who have become household names. 

Cannot good old Ipswich have a Dennison Day 
in September next — the 200th Anniversary of the 
Death of Maj, Geii. Daniel Denison? He was 
one of the sti'Ong men of his day, and it is an 
honor to Ipswich to have charge of his dust. His 
grave is covered with a brick monument sur- 
mounted by a heavy red slab. Hut every line of 
the inscription is gone, and nobody but the most 
aged people of the town can point it out to-day. 
When they are gone it will pass from knowledge. 
The late Mr William T. Averill pointed it out to 
the writer. If an interest can be begotten to 
have the old slab re- lettered, (as the ancient 
Appletou slab has been.) and the 200th anniver- 
sary regarded as Denison Day, it will be one 
thing done to keep fresh the memory of early and 
honorable people who gave Ipswich its well known 

lG ( .)7-8. March it. If* any person shall speak 
without leave of ye moderator, he shall pay 6d pr 
Time for so doing to be distrained p ye Constable. 

Voted it Giuen to Farmer Smith that Tree he 
was fined for. 

That Thomas Boatman, sen'r, make an acknowl- 
edgment for his affrontry Lft Tho : Hart, or pay 
a line of live shillings. 

To Mikill fi'arly, Liberty to build upon ye Len- 
tor of his house with a Geet ower ? in ye chamber 
not Exceeding Three foot. 

Robert Jenning appears among early Ipswich 
names. He came to Ipswich with the Rev. Nath'l 
Rogers, and afterward returned to England. 

1745. Willm. Holland, wounded at Cape Bre- 
ton, and brought home to Ipswich. He died here 
June 14, 1 74f>. 

1637. Johnson thus speaks of the ancestor of 
the Ipswich I Iubbards : "Mr. William Hubbard 
of Iphshwich, a learned man, being well read in 
state matters ; of a very affable and humble be- 
haviour; who hath expended much of his estate 
to help on this worke ; although he bee slow of 
speech, yet is hee down right for the businesse. 

.Johnson also speaks of Robert Paine, whose 
farin is still in possession of his descendant — Mr. 
Greenwood: "Mr. Robert Paine, a right godly 
man & one whose estate hath holpe on well with 
the worke of this Commonwealth." 

Dec'r 14, 1708. The Apletons, Mr. Rogers, 
and Mr. Fitch dine at my Brothers in Salem. In 
the afternoon, the aged and Excellent Divine, Mr 
John Higginson is laid in Gov'r Bradstreet'a 
Tomb: Bearers, Mr. Chiever, Mr. Noyes ; Mr 
Shepherd, Mr. Gerrish; Mr. Blowers. Mr Green. 
Are all of that Association anil wear their own 
Hair. Was laid in the Tomb a little before Sun- 
set. Had a very Serene and very cold Aer ; 
And yet the Ipswich Gentlemen went home, hav- 
ing lodg'd in Salem the night before. — Sewall. 

May 15, 1711. Get to Ipswich seasonably. 
Gov'r comes to Town from Pascataqua ; In the 
evening the Court waits on his Excellency at 
jl/adam Wainwright's. Went with Mv. Rogers 
to our Lodging about Nine. Great Hail this day. 
— 8 p wall 

Sarjeant Freegrace Norton was killed at Hadlev 
in 1(375, and a bullet passed through 3fajor Ap- 
pleton's hair. Mx Hubbard writes: "Capt Ap- 
pleton's Serjeant was mortally wounded just by 
his side, another Bullet passing through his own 
Hair by that Whisper telling him that Death was 
very near, but did no other harm." 

All Soldiers are not like Cassar able to discribe 
with their Pen what they have done with their 
Swords. — Hubbard, 1(377. 


I o t 


Hodgkins Letters. — Continued. 

In Camp at Long Island. July ye 22, 1770. — 
Our army at South Carlina, under General Lee, 
have had a battle. The enemy ateinpting to land, 
a havey canonading for 12 hours whas made upon 
the fortifications near Cliarlestown. Both fleet 
and armv have been repulsed with grate Lo9s by 
a small number of Valient Troops just arrived. 
The enemy had 172 killed and wounded among 
whom wharc several ollicers and two cappittell 
ships much damaged. One friget of 20 guns en- 
tirely lost, being abandered and blown up by the 
crue, and a number of other ships very much hurt, 
and all with a loss on our side of 10 killed & 22 
wounded. This account you may depend on, for 
it came out in general orders last night. 

Give my duty to father and mother rirkiri9. 
Sargt Hodgkins and Wllm Stone are sick with 
(lux. Aaron Waite is got most well. Solomon 
Colman is very low indeed. 

Aug. ye 12, 1776. Our people fitted out 5 or 
six Row galleys and sent them up the River to at- 
tack the two men of war that whent up there 
some Time ago. Accordingly they whent up 
days ago and the ships saw them coming, they 
got under saile in order to lite the galleys ; and 
the ships fird the first gun and then thegalles en- 
gaged them for an hour & half. But one of the 
gallcs split her best guns, and then an- 
other received a shot between wind and whartcr. 
so they thought best to Retreat. But they hulled 
the ships several times, and what other dammedge 
they did we have not heard. On our side whare 
two men killed, ten or twelve wounded. Aud 
aence, our people have sunk ships and other things 
which they prepared, across the channel, so as to 
stop the ships from coming down or any others 
going up, and there being a tolk of the Enemy 
making a Tack soon it was thought best not to 
send the galies up again at Present. 

I would also inform you that there is a fleet 
now coming in, Some of our officers saw them 

and Judge there whare about 80 sail : the fleet 
are this moment fiering three Salute. So I sepose 
some of them have got up to Lord Hows fleet. It 
is thought this Fleet is from the Southen Collines, 
so it seams they will get all the strength they can 
before they make any attack on us. But we are 
awaiting and expecting them every day. 

August ye 25, 1776. Last Monday about noon 
there came orders for a party to be sent Down the 
Island to drive the Cattle from the south side of 
the Island and to Distroy all the boats we could 
find ; so the enemy mite not be benefitted by them. 
I went with this Party. The Party consisted of 
200 men besid officers and a Troop of hois, about 
60 to assist us. So we marched about J o'clock 
in the after noon and we marcht 25 miles that 
night, anil the next morning we proseded in our 
bisness and colected a good number of cattle and 
distioyed a grute number of boats, and on Wens 
day the afternoon we marched further down the 
Island to a place called Jerusalem. There we 
whas till friday about 12 o'clock. Then an Ex- 
press came from the General with all spead and 
brought us word that the enemy had landed and 
got within 5 miles 'of our lines, judged to be 
about six or seven thousand. There we whare 42 
miles from the camp amongst a people that nine 
tenths of them whare our Secret Enemys, and we 
whare cut of from our lines by our oppen enemy. 
I was not without some happrehentions. But out- 
men were all in good spirits, and about one o'clk 
we got ready to March, and we whare determined 
to get into camp or loose our lives. We made but 
one stop the whole march, and that was about 8 
miles fiom the camp. There we got a little Re- 
freshment for the men and sot off again and in an 
oure after we left that place the Regulars Light 
boss whas along in Persute of us. But we marched 
all the By ways we could so wc out whitted them. 

January and February numbers issued together 



gmtiqtwran laprs. 






Entered at Post Office a» second class matter 

Published Monthly, 25 cents per year. 
Three copies 50c. Six copies Si. 

Augustine Caldwell, Arthur W. Dowe. 

P. 0. Address, — Antiquarian Papers. Pax !'>!), 
Ipswich Mass. 

The following remarkably good epitaph, [the 
last gloomy line excepted,] is in the High street 
Burying Yard. It is in memory. of a grand-neph- 
ew of the Rev. John Norton : 

Here lyes Buried ye Body of 

Deacon Thomas Norton ; 

who departed this life 

July ye 13th, Anno Dom'ni, 1744, 

in ye 71 year of His Age. 

Soundness of Judgment, Steadiness of mind 
Plainness of Heart, Friendship to Human Kind, 
Courtesie, Paticice, Humility, 
A strict but unaffected Piety, 
Zeal for the public Good, the Church's Peace, 
A beauteous Order did whilst living grace 
The worthy Gentle man whose dear Remains 
This Sepulcre in Darkness now Contains. 

A lady referring to the fact that Sheriff Wil- 
liam Dodge lived in the house now owned and oc- 
cupied by Mr. PloufT, writes: '• I remember hear- 
ing my grandmother tell about going up to the 
Whipping Post to see Sheriff Dodge whip the 
rogues, as she expressed it. The whipping post 
stood on the Green between the corner of the 
Meeting HouseMnd Frederick Willcomb's resi- 
dence. Sheriff Dodge used a great rod split at 
the end. He struck with all his strength on the 
bare back of the offender. Sometimes the shrieks 
and the groans filled the air." 


John G. Whittier in one of his printed articles 
thus speaks of Lydia [Perkins] Wardwell who 
was tied to a post before the Ipswich Tavern, 
(the Joseph Baker house,) May 5, 1003, and 
whipped for being a (Quaker: " Lydia Wardwell, 
of Hampton, who with her husband had been re- 
duced to almost total destitution by persecution, 
was summoned by the church of which she had 
been a member, to appear before it to answer to < 
the charge of non-attendance. She obeyed the 
call by appearing in the unclothed condition of 
the sufferers whom she had seen under the con- 
stables whip. For this she was taken to Ipswich 
and stripped to the waist, tied to a rough post 
which tore her bosom as she writhed under the 
lash, and severely scourged to the satisfaction of 
the lookers on at the tavern." [See Antiquarian 
Papers, Sept. 1880.] 

1639. Theophilus Wilson possessed a l.ouselot 
in 1031), which he bought of John Saunders, 
bounded on the south west by the meeting house 
green, on the north east by Stoney street, on the 
south east by a houselot formerly granted to Rob- 
ert Morcy. This lot must have been near where 
the house of the Rev. Mr. Kimball now is. — A. 
Hammatt, 1849. 

1055. It is ordered that all doggs for the space 
of three weeks after the publishing hereof shall 
haue one legg tyed up : if such a dogg should 
breake loose and bee found in any corne fejld 
dojng any harme, the owner of the dogg shall pay 
the damages: if a man refuse to tye vp hys 
doggs leg, and hee bee found scraxings vp fish in 
the corne fejld, the owner shall pay 12d, besides 
whatever damage ye dogg doth : But if any fish 
thejr house lotts, and receive damage by doggs, 
the owners of those house lotts shall beare the 
damage themselves. 





Births, Marriages, Deaths. — No. 4. 

BIRTHS.— 1659. 

Mehittaboll, daughter of John Warner, borne 16 

Aprill, 1659. 
Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Stace, borne 1G 

Aprill, 1G59. 
William, son John Smith, borne 28 of Aprill, '59 
Caleb, sonn of Robert Dutch, borne the 1 of 

May, 1659. 
Sarah, daughter of Job Bishop, borne the 19 of 

May, 1659. 
Susanah, daughter of William Reiner, borne 18 

June, 1659. 
Sarah, daughter of John Newmarch, borne 16 

July, 1659. 
Samuell, son.Esaiah Wood the 20 July, 1659. 
Sarah, daughter of Daniell Ringe, borne T^of Au- 
gust, 1659. 
John Allen, son of Edward Allen, borne 29 of 

Agust, 1659. 
Joana, daughter of Robert Pearce, borne 1:5 

Octobar, 1659. 
Judith, daughter of Jacob Foster, borne 20 of 

of Octobar, 1659 
Abraham, son of Samuell Varnum, borne 28 

Octobar, 1659. 
William sonn of William Coggswell, 4 Decemb. 
Philip, son of Philip Call, borne 17 of Jan. 1659. 
Judith, daughter of Renold Foster, borne 20 

January, 1659. 
John'Edwards, son of John Edwards, borne 22 

January, 1659 
James, son of Gyles Birdly, borne the 10 of 

February, 1659. 
Han ah, daughter of Nicolas Wallis, borne II 

Febru: 1659 
Mary, daughter of Joseph Bigsbye, the 18 Feb- 
ruary, 1659 
John, son of Robert Lord, ju'r, borne 21 of Feb- 

raary, 1659 
Mary, daughter of John French, borne 27 of 

February. 1659. 

Cornelius Waldo, two sons borne 21 Feb. 1659 
John, son of Andrew Peeters, borne 28 of Feb. 
William, son of William Nelson, borne I of 

March, 1659. 
Elizabeth, daughter of John Knowlton, borne 1 

March, 1659. 
Robert, son of Robert Collings, borne the 15 of 

March, 16511. 
Sarah, daughter of Robert Kinsman, borne the 

19 of March, 1659. 
Mary, daughter of Thomas Harris, borne 31 

January, 1659. 
Abraham, sonn of Abraham Foster, borne 14 

of Octobar, 1659. 
Beniamin, son of John Prockter, borne the 10 of 

June, 1659 
Samuell, son of Samuell Ingalls borne 24 Jan. 59. 

DEATHS.— 1659 
Mary, wife of Philip Power, dyed 30 Agust, 1659 
Mr Waldose two sonns buried 27 Febru : 1659. 
William son William Gutterson, dyed 29 Jan: 59 
Martha, wife of Richard Jacob, dyed 8 Sept. '59. 
Edward Browne, dyed 9th Februry, 1659 
Elizabeth, dau. John Morse, dyed 7 of June, '59. 
Marke Symonds, dyed the 28 of Aprill, 1659. 
Elizabeth, wife Daniell Warner, dyed 1 Nov. '59 
Phillip, son of Robert Collings, dyed 7 Aprill, '59 
Abraham, son of Samuell Varnum, dyed 3 Aprill. 
William, son William Buckley dyed 1659. 
Isaiah, son of Isaiah Wood, dyed in August, '59. 
Judith, daugh. of Jacob Foster, dyed 27 Jan : 59. 
Mary dau. Turford West, dyed 28 Decemb : 59. 
Judith wife of Samuell Rogers, dyed July 1659. 
Alexander, sonn of Thomas Lovell, dyed 1859. 
Nathaniell, sonn of Thomas Lovell, dyed 1659. 
Martha, wife of John Prockter, dyed 13 June, 59. 

John Whipple and Elizabeth Woodman, maried 

5 May, 1659 
Andrew Dodges and Lidea Browne maried 27 of 

November, 1659 
Philip Fowler and Mary Norton married 27 of 

Febr : 1 659 





Simon Stace and Sarah Wallis maryed l'J Aprill. 
Nebemiah Abbott ami Mai} - How, married 14 

Deoemb : 1G59. 
John Gaines and M/ary Tredwell, maried 1659. 
FrancisMuncy dnd llauah Addains the_6 J of Dec. 
Thomas French and Maiy Addams maried the 29 

Feb. 1659. 

John Perkins' Bible. 
The last number of the Hist. Gen. Register, 
tells us of the Bible of ,/ohn Perkins, the earliest 
ancestor of the Ipswich Perkinses. We suppose 
it is not the same Bible that Se'rjl Perkins had 
under his arm when he was struck by lightning ! 
[See Antiq. Papers, Aug. '81.] The Register 
says: The old Family Bible of ,/ohn Perkins of 
Ipswich, 1633-1654, is now and always has been 
in the possession of his descendants. It is known 
to antiquaries as the Geneva or Breeches Bible. 
It was "Imprinted at London, by the Deputies 
of Christopher Barker, printer to the Queenes 
[Elizabeth] most excellant Majestie, 15 ( J ( J," It 
has a number of quaint engravings of the Temple, 
and at the end is " The Booke of Psalms collect- 
ed into English Meeter by Thomas Sternhold, 
John Hopkins, and others, with apt Notes to 
sing them, withall." In 1708 it was owned by 
Elisha, (t great grandson of John, who thus wrote 
in it : 

Elisha Perkins, his great Bible, 
God give him grace therein to look ; 
And when the Bell for him doth toll 
The Lord have mercy on his soul. 

The Bible is now in the possession of Horatio N. 

Perkins, Esq., of Melrose Highlands. 

Dr. George A. Perkins of Salem has in prepar- 
ation the History and Genealogy of John Perkins 
of Ipswich. 

fcdP The earliest pages of Town Records, thus 
designate some of the inhabitants: 

Cornelius Waldo, .John Cogswell's farmer. 
Edward Coborue, Mr. Saltonstall's farmer. 
Willm Pritchet, Richard Jacobs farmer. 
John Aires, Mr. Norton's. farmer. 
Edward Allen, Mr. Paine's farmer. 
John Warner, Elder Whipple's farmer. 

11 : 3d: 164-1 : By the 7 men: It is now or- 
dered that who euer shall kill a wolfe with hounds 
or the greater part of the doggs being hounds hee 
shall haue payed him by the Constable tenn 
shillinges; if with a trap or oilier wayse hee shall 
haue flue shillings, proujded they brjrig the heads 
to the meeting house and there najle them vp & 
gjue notjee thereof to ye constable whom wee ap- 
pojnte to wrjtejn hjs booke a due remembrance 
thereof for the relatinge of hjs Accompte to ye 

5th of 1 mo, 1646-47. Moses Pengry apoynted 

to paye nynteene shilling 7d to Henry e Kingsbery 
& Richards Betts toward the fenceing in of burye- 
ing place. [This is the first fence built about the 
old High street yard. The house which Richard 
Betts built for his residence still stands, and since 
1054 has been in possession of John Caldwell and 
his descendants.] 

1047. Robert Bray hath free liberty to come to 
towne & to dwell amongst us. 

1651. Moses Pengrye had salt pans and works 
by the ware house below Obadiah (foods. 

Thomas JPells lived next house south of Sam'l 
N. Baker's present residence. 1652. A full set- 
tlement for the pt of his land taken into highway 
at the bridge, and for a driftway thro his pasture. 

1652. Robert Kinsman, Ipswich, glazier. 




Hodgkins Letters. — Continued. 

In Camp at Long Island, August ye 12, 177fi. 
The enemy aie now incamped on a large Plane 
about 4 or 5 miles from us, and we have strong 
Partys sent down near them and lay in the woods 
against them to watch their motions. They keep 
up a modret fire on both sides. But the distance 
is so great they due but little execution on either 
side. We have had seven men wounded but 
none killed. 

Cozen Abram Hodgkins died last friday night. 
His death is lamented both by oflicers and men. 
I hope it will be sanctilied to us all for our good. 
I have wrote a letter to his farther which I shall 
enclose in this. Thomae is well. Ebenezer Stan- 
iford has had the fever, but is getting better. 

Aug. Ye 28, 177(i. I am very much wond with 
a scurmish we had yesterday with the enemy. It 
was as follows : our regiment with a number of 
others was sent down to our advanst Post, three 
miles from our lines in the woods In the night 
the Enemy marched out two deferant ways and 
got most all Round our Division which consisted 
of ours a id Colol. Hitchcocks Regt. After hav- 
ing a very hot tire for some time, we whare or- 
dered to march for the fort. But we found the 
enemy whare endeavoring to cut off our retreat, 
and in grate measure did ; we whar obliged to go 
through lire and wharter. But through the good- 
ness ot God we got cheatly in. It seams the day 
is eome in all probability on which depends the 
salvations of this country. 

Lieut. Lord received a bawl through his thigh 
Poor Arkelus Pulsifer is missing. I can't tell 
whether he was taken or killed or drowned, for 
we had to pass over a creek amost up to my arm 
pits, and several whare drowned there. Capt. 
Dodge has one man missing. As to our whole 
loss it whas considerable. The enemy are within 
a mile and a half of our lines. 

New York, Aug. 31, 1770. Left Long Island 
last Thursday night. The enemy had got all most 

round us, and they had much the advantage of 
the ground ; they whare posted on the bights 
Verry near us, and heaving up works against us 
to Bumbard us out of our forts, which they might 
easily have done, for our forts were very much 
exposed to them on all sides. The Retieat was 
as follows : we were ordered to be under arms 
with Paks and every thing in order at seven o'clk 
Thursday night. We all thought it was to go 
out aganst our enemy. But about nine o'clock 
the orders whas to Strike our Tents and pak all 
up and march to the ferry as quick as Poseble, 
and we made all the dispatch we could, but I 
can't tell yeu how I felt. I expected Mr. Row 
would have bin home by this time. We have 
heard nothing from Poor Arkelus. I fear he is 
dead. Heavy news for his poor mother. 

Friday morning. As to our loss on the Island : 
Near as can be computed is about o00 men miss- 
ing, and it is said the enemys loss is about the 
same number We had two Generals taken, and 
the enemy had one killed sartin ; and it is re- 
ported that they have two missing. As to our 
own Reg't, we lost but three men. And as to 
Arkelas Pulsifer and one more, it is unsarting 
whether they are killed or taken, but I fear they 
whare killed. We had a yonge man in our com- 
pany that had a ball went through his wrist, and 
it was so brock that he had his hand cut off. I 
had the sleave buttons shot out of my sleave, 
and the skin a little grazed. As to Moses Shats- 
well's sons, I have not seen them. I do not know 
what Regt they are in; if they are in Colol. 
Hutchinson's they are about 5 miles from here. 
1 have just heard that Ebenr Staniford is very bad 
with the fever. Col. Wade has writ to Mr Good- 
hue letting him know of the death of his son. I 
am very glad to hear that you have plenty of 
West India goods. We are obliged to give four 
shillings Lawfull money for a quart of rum I 
cant get it for that. 








Entered at Post Office us second class matter 

Published Monthly, 2/3 cents per year. 
Three copies 50c. Six copies SI. 

Augustine Caldwell, Akthur W. Dowe. 

P. 0. Address, — Antiquarian Papers. Box 159, 
Ipswich Mass. 

Births, Marriages, Deaths.— No. 5. 

BIRTHS.— 1660. 
John, sonn of. John Whipple, lersha, borne 30 of 

March. 1C60 
Joss, sonn of Mr John Applelon, 27 March, 'GO. 
Sarah, daughter Daniell Davison, 30 Mch. 'GO. 
Robert, sonn Abraham Fitl, 31 March. 1G60. 
John, sonn of Jacob Foster borne and dyed, 1GG0 
Joanna, dan. George Smith, borne 14 Aprill, "GO. 
William, sonn Samuel Hunt, borne 23 Aprill, 'GO 
John, sonn of William Buckley, borne 8 of May. 
Joseph, sonn Shoreborne Willson, borne Juno 1. 
Mary, dan. John Gaynes, borne June 11, 1GG0. 
Joseph, sonn of Thomas Stace, borne June 27. 
Mary, daughter of Jcrimiah Belcher, 12 July, 'GO. 
.John, sonn Samuel Graves, borne Aug. 1, 1GG0 
John, sonn Francis Muncye, borne Oct. 24, 1GG0 
Mary, dau. Nathaniell Pyper, borne Nov 5, 1GG0 
Elizabeth, dan. Symon Tompson. Nov. 1G, 1GG0 
Symou, son Francis Waincwright, borne Nov. 20. 
Mary, dau. of Nehemiah Abbott, Nov. 19, 1GG0 
Joana, dau. Richard Nholls, borne 2G Nov. 1GGU 
Mary, dau John Morse, borne January 15, 1GG0 
Ilanah, daughtei of Thomas Fowler, Jan 7, 1GG0 
Joseph, sonn of Thomas Mcdclafe, 27 of Jan 'GO 
William, sonn of William Norton, 12 Feb. 16G0 
Mehittabell, dau. Isaack Foster, Sept 19, 1GG0 
Patience, dau of Robert Robcrds, borne about 

20 February, 1GG0 
Joseph, sonn Thomas Burnham, 2G Sept. 1GG0 
Mary, dau. William Gutterson, 8 of August, 'GO. 

DEATHS.— 1660. 
Sarah, daughter of Abraham Fitt, dyed the 11 of 

June, 1GG0. 
Jose, sonn of Mr. John Appleton, dyed Aprill 11 
Daniell, son ot John Warner, dyed June H, 1GG0. 
William, sonn Sainuell Hunt, dyed 2\) Aprill, 'GO 
John, son of Jacob Foster, dyed in the year 1GG0 
William, son of William Buckley, dyed Agu->t 1G 
Mehetable. dau Isaack Foster, dyed Feb. IGG0 
Margrett, wile of John Ilassell, dyed 5 Feb 1GG0 
Sainuell, son William Ilodgkin, July 1GG0 
Mary, daugh : Nathaniel Piper, dyed 18 Feb. 'GO 


Daniel Warner and Faith Browne married the 1 

of .June, 1GG0 
Thomas Lord and Alice Rand, maried the 27 of 
V June, 1G60 
Thomas Fowlar & Hanah Jordan, maried the 23 

Aprill, 16G0 
Caleb Kimball and Anna Haseltine, maried 7 

Novemb : 1G60 
Mr Jonathan Wade and Mrs Dorithy Buckley, 

married i) Decemb : 1GG0 
Mighill Cresie and Mary Quiller, married of 

Aprill, 1G60 
John Gould and Sarah Baker maried the 14 Oc- 

tobar, 1GG0 
Joseph Saffourd and Mary Baker, maryed G Mch. 
Thomas Low and Martha Borman maryed 4 July. 
Mr. John Rogers and Mrs. Elisabeth Denison 

maryed 14 of November. 16G0. 
Edward Dearc & Elisabeth Griffin, J/arch 3, 'CO. 
Samuell Younglove & Sarah Kinsman, Aug 1, 'GO 
Richard Smith & Hanah Cheney, Novembar, 'GO. 



We have received from Mr. Alfred Poore of 
Salem, Mass., a copy of liis very complete and 
recently published Genealogy of the Poo res. The 
work is entitled "Poore — Tribe of John." John 
Poore of Newbury, 1 (>35, and the history of his 
descendants is given to present date. 

Mr. Alfred Poore is widely known for his thor- 
ough knowledge and whereabouts of every ancient 
document in County Rooms at Salem, and for 
his kindness to Genealogists who visit that city 
to dig in the exhaustless mines of the old Court 
House His interest and patience in all geneal- 
ogical and antiquarian research have enabled him 
to make his Book of Poores one of the most com- 
plete and satisfactory works of the kind. And 
any family of the name can most easily trace its 
ancestry. A picture of the old house of John 
Poore the first, is given. All the Poores and those 
interested in the early New England Families will 
appreciate the book. 

J3P* We have begun a great work which we 
shall continue as we have leisure from other and 
oftentimes pressing duties: the Genealogies of 
Ipswich Families, from the settlement of fhe 
Town to 1800, as they can be gathered from 
the Town and Church Record*. Our old families 
have records among their old papers, and if they 
will leave copies with the Librarian at the Public 
Library, we will in return give them the Ipswich 
genealogy of their families. We would like any 
family record prior to 1800. 

We have traced families as follows: Anthony 
and Elisabeth (Whipple) Potter, 10-18 ; Thomas 
Emerson, 1048, George Smith, 1048, Serj. Th-js. 

Waite, 10.08, Richard and Hannah Cheney Smith, 
1000, John Smith, Mr Appleton's farmer, 1004, 
Thomas Smith, Innholder, 107o, son of Robert 
of Box ford. a c 

Ipswich— 1634. 

Captain Edward Johnson in his Wonder-Work- 
ing Providence, thus discourses upon Ipswich : 

10;34. This year came over a farther supply of 
Eminent instruments for furthering this admirable 
Worke of his, amongst whom the Reverend and 
judicious servant of Christ, Mr. Nathaniel Ward, 
who tooke up his station at the Towne of Ips- 
wich, where the faithfull servants of Christ gath- 
ered the Ninth Church of his. This Towne is 
sciluated on a faire and delightfull River, whose 
first rise or spring begins about live and twenty 
Miles farther up in the Countrey. issuing forth in 
a very pleasant pond. But soone after it betakes 
its course through a most hideous swamp of large 
extent, even for many Miles, being a great Har- 
bour for Beares ; after its comming forth this 
place, it growelh larger by the income of many 
small rivers, and issues forth in the sea, due East 
over against the Island of Sholes, a great place 
of fishing for our English Nation. The peopling 
of this Towne is by men of good ranke and quali- 
ty, many of them having the yearly Revenue of 
large Lands in England before they came to this 
Wildernesse, but their Estates being imployed for 
Christ, and left in banke, as you have formerly 
heard, they are well content till Christ shall be 
pleased to restore it agaiue to them or theirs, 
which in all reason should be out of the Prelates 
Lands in England. Let all those whom it con- 
cernes (to judge) consider it well, and do Justice 






Tliis Towne libs in ibe N.iggamooreship or 
Earldome of Aggawam, Now by our English Na- 
tion called Essex. It is a very good Haven 
Towne, yet a little barr'd up at the Mouth of the 
River. Some Mai chants here are, (but Boston, 
being the chiefest place of resort of Shipping:, 
carries away all the Trade.) They have very 
good Land for Husbandry, where Rocks hinder 
not the course of the. Plow : The Lord Lath beene 
pleased to increase them in Corne and Cattell of 
late. Insomuch that they have muny hundred 
quarters to spare yearly, and feed, at the latter 
end of Summer, the Towne of Boston with good 
Beefe. Then Houses are many of them very 
faire built, with pleasant Gardens and Orchards, 
consisting of about one hundred and forty Fam- 
ilies. Their meeting-house is a very good pros- 
pect to a great part of the Towne, and beautifully 
built, the Church of Christ here consists of about 
one hundred and sixty soules, being exact in 
their conversation and free from the Epidemicall 
Disease of all Reforming Churches which under 
Christ is procured by their pious, Learned and 
Orthodox Ministery. Look on the following 
Meeters concerning that Souldier of Christ, Mas- 
ter Nathaniel Ward : 

Thou ancient sage, come Ward among 
Christ's folfe, take part in this great work of his, 
Why do'st thou stand and gaze about so long; 
Do'st war in jest, why, Christ in earnest is. 
And hath thee armed with weapons for that end. 
To wound and heale his enemies submitting, 
Not carnally, then to this vork attend ; 
Thou hast prevail'd the hearts of many hitting. 
Although tlie Presbytery unpleasant jar. 
And errors daily in their braines new coyne : 
Despayer not. Christ's truth they shall not mar; 
But with his helpe such drosse from Gold refine. 
What, Man, dost meane to lay thy Trumpt down? 

Because thj - Son like Warrior is become, 
Hold out or sure lesse bright will be thy crowne ; 
Till death Christ's servants labour is not done. 

Here Lyelh ye Body 

of .Mr. John Harris 

under Sheriff 

who died Sept ye IT) 

1714 & in ye 64 

Year of his age. 

He was a son of Thomas and Martha (Lake) 
Harris, and was born Jan. 7, 10/32. His grand- 
mother, Mrs. Margaret Lake, was the sister of 
Mrs. Elisabeth Read Winthrop, wife of John 
Winthrop, jr. 

1007. John Addams, Nath'l Addams, Sam- 
uell Addams, Joseph S afford, Nicholas Wallis, 
Thomas Stace, built a bridge over the river at 
their own expense. 

1009. John Sparke added rooms to the. Inn. 
Serj. Perkins added a leanto to his bouse. 
Robert Pearse built a house and wharf. 
Robert Dutch had liberty to fell trees for his 
son and son-in-law Gyles Cowes. 

Thomas Sta< e and Susanna (Wooster) Stace, 
bad six children born in Ipswich, prior to 1002. 
The family removed to Salem, but continued the 
possession of their farm at Ipswich. At the 
death of Thomas, he left 8 children: Thomas, 
William, Joseph, Simon, John, Elisabeth, Mary, 

1670. Caleb Kimball, son of Henry Kimball, 
shiine with Capt. Lathrop in the Country service. 

1663. Liberty granted to Mr. William Hub- 
bard to fell some white oaks for posts to fence in 
his home lott. Also to Mr Wade to fence in his 
home lott. 




1656, Deeem. 23. William Steevcns halli lib- 
erty to come to town to inhabit. 

A wharf was ordered to be built for the Town's 

A saw mill to be built on Chebacco River. 

The selectmen taking notice of an order of 
Court wch orders the selectmen to take care for 
education of 'children, have agreed it shall be 
published the'next Lecture day yntending it shall 
be "dilgently-putMn ^execution. 

Agreed ^wjth Mr. Willson to Ring the bell at 
nyne of the clock, to begin the next second daye, 
being the 12th of January, for vvich lie is to have 
forty shillings a yeare added in the rate. 

William Story, Tho : Bishop. Duncan Stewart, 
have houselots south side of the river. 

1670. Thomas Smith cornplavned oh" for have 
a chimney that is dangerous for fire, which may 
endanger the towne, yt is ordered that be fore 
with mend & secure the tame within one week 
vpon the penalty of 20s. 

Hodgkins Letters. — Continued. 

New York, Sept ye 5, 1776. I received yours 
of ye 22d of August, last Sunday, by which I was 
informed of the death of my little son. It is heavy 
news to me. * * * 

We have moved three times since we left the 
Island, and now we are about 6 or 7 miles from 
the city of York, near the North River to garde 
a Landing Place. The enemy are getting their 
ships each side of this Island, (for York is an 
island, parted from the main land by a river, 
about 14 miles from the sity which is called King 
Bridge.) It is very difficult to garde both sides 
of this Island against a numerous enemy and a 
large fleet of ships as ever whas in America. It 
is expected they will land, from long island over 
hear at a place called hell gate. This place is not 
far from us, only across the Island. There is a 
grate number of our people there, and I hope 
thay will be able to annoy the enemy, but as for 

hindering their landing, I Donot expect they can. 
When they come we must either beat them or 
they us. And if it should be the former hapy for 
us; but if the latter the consequences will be 
Shocking to all. We have been all this Summer 
Digging and Bilding forts to cover our heads, and 
now we have been obliged to leave them ; and 
now we are here and not one Shovell full of durte 
to cover us, but in all probability we must meet 
them in oppen field and Riske our lives and Con- 
try on one single battle. I don't mean that we 
have no works. There is a great many forts and 
battles, but the enemy take care not to come near 
them in a regular manner, and secure a good re- 

As to our leaving Long Island, I don't know 
what people think of it, but if the wind had not 
hindered the shipps from coming up we must 
have all been made prisoners. But lucky for us 
the wind held to the Norrid for some days. Our 
relrea 1 ; was so sudden and unexpected that we 
lost a grate many of our things. My best shirte 
& a pr of Britches, and stockings, and hanchief 
whas at the wash womans, and I had not time to 
get them ; and my sertoot I lost in the scurmish 
down the i-land; but 1 don't mean to lay these 
things to harte. 

Willm Goodhue is dead. He whas taken sick 
about the time the regulars Landed on the Island. 
He was moved to York so I never saw him but 
once alter he was moved, and that was last Sun- 
day I did not think he was dangresjbut he ? died 
the nix day. Due let his farther know it as soon 
as you can. He was very much like Sarj. Hodg- 
kins, only had more fever. Two of the strongest 
men in our company cut of sudden. Heavy news 
to thire friends. 

1645, April 13. It is ordered that Mr. Browne 
shall paye a pound of powder to Captayne Deny- 
son as to the rest that went agst the endians. 






Entered at Post Office as stand class matter 

Published Monthly, 25 cents per vear. 
Three copies 50c. Six copies $1. 

Augustine Cali>\vkli., Ahtiiuk W. Dowk. 

P. 0. Address, — Antiquarian Papers. Box lo9, 
Ipswich Mass. 

j[3P Many of our subscribers failed to receive 
No. 8, t December. 1879 We have reprinted it; 
and all wishing for a copy to complete the file. 
can have it on application to Antiquarian Papers, 
15ox l. r i9, Ipswich, Mass. 

|3P Can any one tell us where the Records of 
Ipswich Births, Marriages and Deaths (or the 
year 16G3 may be found? 

IGOf. Granted to John Payne liberty to sett 
up a Brue house and ware house by the wattar 
syd neare to John Taylors house and to fence in 
a little yard p'vided it preiudice not the high way 
or way to the whatfe, io be viewed by the select 
men or some of them. 

Richard Dale, a London Herald, identified the 
escutcheon on the gravestone of Nathaniel Emer- 
son, 1709, High street Burying ground. It was 
rightly borne by Ipswich Emersons. 

1727, April 11,-lona. Lummus, aged 79, Nath- 
aniel Lord, 78 years ; knew William Searle late 
of Ipswich, had three children, viz; 

Samuel — eldest son, 

William — youngest son, 

Grace — now wife of Serjt John Harris, of los. 

Widow Grace Searle married Thomas Dennis, 
October 26, 1008. 

Mrs. Deborah {Light) Jeicett, Stratham, X. II. 
Born Nov. 19, 17-19 — Died Jan. 21, 1835. 

A descendant of Richard and Hannah {Cheney) 
&' mith, Ipswich. 

Richard Smith, sen'r cum" from Shropham, ec 
Norfolk, England, 1(142. He did not come, (so 
tradition says,) with the intention of living per- 
manently in New England, but his father-love led 
him to accompany his children and see them com- 
fortably settled ; then he went back. His daugh : 
Elizabeth married Edward Oilman, jr , and he 
gave them a homestead. Oilman sold this place to 
his father Oilman, and removed to Exeter, and 
about 1G52 he sailed for England and died at sea. 

Mary Smith, another daughter, lived in Ips- 
wich. She was three times married: 1. Philip 
Call, 2. John Burr, .">. Henry Bennet. (See Hist. 
Gen. Reg. April, 1875, Bennet Family, by John 
M. Bradbury, Esq.) She died Jan. 12. 1707-8. 
Her death and the names of her three husbands 
are on record at Ipswich. 




Richard, jr, the son, was a young stripling of 
considerable character, and destined to he the 
ancestor ol" one of the best of our Ipswich families 
Richard, sen'r bought for young Richard the farm 
now owned by Gen. .Sutton. Richard, jr mar- 
lied Hannah Cheney of Newbury, Nov. 1660 She 
was dau. of .John and Hannah Cheney, and born 
Nov 16, 1012 Her father, a shoemaker, was in 
Roxbury., 1G35, Newbury 1636 There is a grave 
stone iu the High st. Yard with this inscription: 
•• Here Lyes ye Body of Mr. Richard Smith, aged 
82 years. Died Sept the 24, 1714." Richard and 
Hannah (Cheney) Smith had : 
Richard, who died July 22, 1700, leaving a widow 

who married a Wood 
Daniel, died June 8. 1755, aged 82 
Nathaniel, married Elizabeth Fuller 
John, married Mercy Adams, Dec. 4, 1702; died 

May 20, 1713, aged 36. 
Joseph, born July 1685, m Joanna Fellows, 1710 
Hannah, married a Chadwell. lived at Lynn 
Martha, married Jacob Board man 
Dorothy, married Robert Rogers, Dec. 4, 1702 
Elizabeth, died unmarried. 

Daniel 2, son Rich, and Hannah, was twice 
married : 1. Elizabeth Paine, dau of Daniel Paine, 
gr dau of Robt Paine founder of the Grammar 
School; and 2. Deborah Wicom of Rowley. His 
estate was valued at £019. 6, 7. After his first 
marriage he became the owner of the original 
Robert Paine Farm ; and it has continued to be 
held by his descendants. His old farm house still 
stands — an interesting relic. 

The children of Daniel and Eliabeth Paine : 
Elizabeth, b April 7, 1703, Richard July 8, 1704 
Daniel, Sept 2, 1705, lived in Exeter, and had 
Daniel of Exeter, Jeremiah, Ebenezer of 
iVerideth, Jabez of Brentwood, Payne of 
JVerideth, and 3 dau. 1 of whom was wife of 
Dea John Tuck of Brentwood 
Jeremiah, Dec. 6, 1707, died Dec 17, 1731 
Jabez, Dec 30, 1709, lived at Hampton 

Moses, died early 

Aaron. Oct. 25, 1713, H. C 1731, minister of 

Ezekiel. died early, Dorothy, m. Joseph Sargent. 
By the second marriage with Deborah Wicom 
of Rowley, Daniel Smith had 
Moses, born May 24, 1724 died 1783 
Deborah, born Sept 2G. 1725, married 1 Capt Jno 
Light of Exeter, and 2 Capt Joseph Hoit of 
Stratham. Capt Light was in the French 
War; his Diary is now in possession of Miss 
S. F. Jewelt of Stratham. 

Mary, born Oct 9, 1727, m Dane 

Jeremiah, died Aug 19, 1735 

Deborah married, as stated above, Capt Light. 
She was his scond wife, llewas born Feb 3, 1712 
died June 1757. They were married 1748, and 
had Deborah, and Olive ; Deborah was horn 19 
Nov, 1749, at Exeter, she married Jacob Jewett; 
he was horn May 1, 1743 at Stratham, and died 
by freezing, the night of Dec 11 and 12. 1787, at 
Sanbornton, N II. She died Jan 21, 183."); her 
profile is at the head of this article. They had 7 

Olive, 2d dau. of Jno and Deborah Light, was 
born April 12, 1752, m Jonathan Piper of Strat- 
ham, Oct 19, 17G9; he was born July 31, 1742, 
died July 28, 1818; she died Sept 27, 1841 ; they 
had 14 children. 

Widow Deborah (Smith) Light became the 2d 
wife of Capt Joseph Hoit of Stratham. He was b. 
Oct 22, 1717, and died June 25, 1789; she died 
28 sept 1818. They had two children, one died in 
infancy, the other, Elizabeth, married Thomas 
Pearson of Newburvport. Mr Pearson died in 
1833, aged 81 years. 

Of Deborah (Smith) Hoit, a few family tradi- 
tions remain. She was very lady-like and her 
whole demeanor evidenced her gentle birth. Her 
precision of character was manifest in her habits ; 
if the dinner was ready to be put upon the table 
before the hour of 12, she wailed till the clock 


struck before she s:ii down. Slie never retired 
until nine o'clock ; no weariness or sleepiness in- 
duced her to digress IVom this rule. She drank 
tea at night from the dainty little cups fashionable 
a hundred years ago ; and she drank two cups. 
The tea was made in a teapot, still preserved, 
which held just the required quantity. 

Jacob Jewett and Deborah (Light) Jewett rn. 
April 7, 17GN, and had : Ann. born April 9, 17G'.) 
married Jdtbro Parsons, lived in Merideth ; John 
born May 27, 1771, in Ann Frances Clark, lived 
at Stratham ; Betsy, born June 13, 1773, mThos 
Wiggin. Stratham: Polly, b. Aug 1, 177;), unin ; 
Joseph, horn Sept 1778, in Sally Leach, lived at 
Portsmouth; Aaron, bom. /an 2 1781, in Nancy 
Smith, Stratham. Aaron was named for the Rev 
Aaron Smith, of Marlboro, son *of Daniel and 
Elizabeth (Paine) Smith. 

Jacob Jewett was a descendant of Max : Jewett 
of Rowley, who came from Bradford, Eng. in 
1638, settled in Rowlev, 1G39. His wife Mary 
came with him. His second wife was widow Ann 
Allen, whom he married in 1G53. Joseph, son of 
Max; and Ann Jewett was born Feb 1 1G54, in 
Rebecca Law, 1676. Jonathan son Joseph and 
Rebecca born Mch 11. l',!7!». died 171a. m Mary 
Wicom, .Ian 24, 16991700. They had: Ensign 
Joseph, born Dec 31, 1 700, died May 24, 17Go, 
lived at Stratham ; Benjamin, April 1, 1703, in. 
Dorothy Rogers, settled in Stratham; Rev. Jede- 
diah, m Elizabeth Dummer ; Jacob, m Bethia 
Boynton, settled in Rowley ; Mehitable, in Rich: 
Thurston of Rowley ; Mark, wife Mary, settled 
at Exeter ; Moses, m Vartha Hale, lived at Exe- 
ter; James, m il/arlha Scott, lived at Newbury - 
port ; Sarah, m Capt Hoit, April 1(5, 1741, and 
his 2d wife was widow Deborah (Smith) Light. 

Of the Wicom's we glean : Capt Daniel Wicom 
of Rowley was 50 years old 1 GO 1 , married Mary, 
dau. Hugh Smith, Oct. 14, 16o8, she was born 1 
rao. 17, 1642 After her death he in Lidia Piatt 
widow of Abel Piatt who "died in ye Canada 

voyage." Some of his children were : Mary, bur- 
ied Feb 1, 1CG0; Daniel, married Sarah Hazen, 
1GU0; .Vary born Nov 11, 1GG7, m Jona. Jewett, 
Frances, born J/ch 29, 1G75, m Sainuell Johnson, 
1694 ; Afartha, m Daniel Hardy, 1701-2; Han- 
nah, born Feb 2 1, 1G89. 

Hugh Smith, a freeman in IG42, and J/ary his 
wife, had Mary, born 1 mo. 17, 1G42, m Daniel 
Wicom ; Sarah, 8 mo 20, 1G43; Hannah, 1 mo. 
24.1647: Martha, 12 moo, 1G48; John; Ed- 
ward, 4 mo. 1, K;.">4; Samuel. 

Here Lyes ye body of Iohn 

Smith (son of Mr. Rich 

ard Smith who died 

May ye 20h 1713, abates 3G 

For this departed soul & all ye rest 
that christ has purchased they shall be blent 
lhoe must transgress 
1 lie iu!es of chaiity 
who to object 
or in the least deny 
that this immortal soul 
is now conveyed 
to heavens glory 
bv the angels aid 

William S. Harris, writes from Windham, N II 
"It has been found that Cobbett's Pond, a beau- 
tiful sheet of water in Windham, was named for 
Rev Thomas Cobbett, a minister of Ipswich, 
1656-85; who had laud laid out to him on its 

Charles A. Sayward, Esq., has published 
his fifth article on Our Early Settlers in the Ips- 
wich Chronicle. The subject is Henry Pinder, 
1G35, and his Ipswich descendants. These arti- 
cles alone are worth the subscription price of the 



Hodgkins Letters.— Continued. 
Sarah Hodgkins to her husband. 

Ipswich, Sept. ye lf>, 177G. My dear: Mr. 

Noble went through town last Sattenlay, hut he 
was not so good as to call and see me. 1 was 
very sorry. I must Jest inform you that cousin 
Kphraim Perkins coming from the West Indeas- 
about three or four weaks ago, he was got all- 
most home, and was taken on board the Mil ford 
man-of-war, where he is yet with all his hands, 
for aught we know. Mr. Ingerson, Daniel Good- 
hue, Ezek Wells, and I can't tell who else was 
with him. „ 

Capt. Holms coming from the West Indeas 
foundered at sea, but the men all got home well. 

Father and mother send their love to you. 
Aunt Goodhue sends her respects ; Joanna sends 
her duty. 

October ye 14. I have been abroad to day up 
to Uncle Smith's ; cousin Lucy sends her kind 
regards. I sent you a pair of siockins for Thom- 
as by Cousin Perkins. I would have sent a shirt 
but he could not bring it. I did not know of his 
coming soon enough to write. If you wantshirts 
or stockins due send me word when Mr. Craft 
comes again, and I will get him to bring them. 
Mr Craft was so good as to call and see me when 
he went through town. Father and mother send 
love ; sister Chapman likewise. 

[The Mr Craft referred to may have been Ben- 
jamin Craft of Manchester, whose Journal is pub- 
lished in Hist. Coll Essex Inst. April, 18GE] 

1667. A Busy Year. 

The year 1667 was evidently a busy year with 
Ipswich carpenters. We glean from the Town 
Records that — Daniel Davison had liberty to build 
a house,, Robert Dutch a corn house, Serjt Burn- 
ham a saw mill, Robert Day a barn, John Ligh- 
ton a leanto, Mr Epps a barn, Ezekiel Woodward 
a shop-house, Freegrace Norton a house, Mr 

Wade an out house, Good : Giddings a shop- 
house, Aaron Pingry a house, Caleb Kimball an 
end to his house. John Day a leanto, William Sto- 
ry repaired his house, Robert Kinsman built a , 
barn, John Ilovey fenced an orchard, Danl llovey 
had 4 white oaks fur his brother James to work 
out in cooper ware, Wm. 1 1 ay ward made a frame, 
Robert Lowe a leanto. llenty Bf-nnet an end to 
his house. 

iGu'S'. Thomas Lovell built a house, Edward' 
Bridges a shop, Goodman Story made two frames 
and boards for covering, Serjt Burnham made a 
pair of great wheels, Isaiah Wood built a little 
house, George Smith added an end to his house, 
Andrew Peeteis built a cider mill, John Choate a 
shop, Robert Dutch a barn and fences, William 
Story put a lloor to his barn, John Dane added a 
leanto to his house, William Hodgkins ground- 
silled his house, Nicholas Wallis built a little 
house, Deacon Goodhue a ware house. Robert 
Dutch a leanto, Symon St ace end of a hou-se, An- 
thony Potter a leanto and barn, John Dane a 
barn. Richard Smith a leanto, John Newmarch a 
house, John Caldwell a place to keep sheep in, 
Mr. Hubbard [minister,] shingled his house, 
Capt Appletou fenced his homestead, J no Kinrick 
fenced his house, Robert Dutch fenced his house, 
John Caldwell new groundsilled his house, the 
meeting house was repaired, Daniel Warner made 
a frame for a house, Thomas Clark added an end 
to his house, Rich: Hubbard corn house, Robert 
Collins felled trees for a frame, Moses Pingry 
fenced his houselot, Mr Symonds laid a barn 
floor, Francis Wainwright built a house, [this 
house had brick ends and is remembered by aged 
people as the Wainwrit brick '?6S.] Jacob Perkins 
groundsilled, Daniel Ilovey built a house, [it is 
still standing on Turkey shore,] Deacon Knowl- 
ton shingled his barn, (he lived on the corner of 
Brook and East sts.) William Howard fenced his, 
orchard and homestead. 

arratt jpprs. 




; Entered at Post Office as second class matter 

Published Monthly, 2.") cents per year. 
Three copies 5(.'c. Six copies §1 

Auoi'.sTINK CaU>W!£U., AltTHUK W. DOWE. 

P. 0. Address',— Antiquarian Papers. Box 2.5.9, 
Ipswich Mass 

\ ~ 

Daniel Hooey's House, Ipswich, Mass. 1608. 
[Drawn hy fcverett S. Hubbard. 1882 ] 
The very ancient dwelling and wharf at the 
northerly end of Turkey shore, were built and 
owned by Daniel Hovey, — the ancestor of the 
Ipswich lloveys. He was in Ipswich in 1 G.*i7 He 
married Abigail Andrews, daughter of Robert 
Andrews. She was sister of Mr. Thomas An- 
drews, Schoolmaster of Ipswich. Thomas An- 
drews died July 10, lf>8:i, and his nephews, Dan'l 
Hovey, jr. of Ipswich and John Andrews of Sa- 
lem were appointed ids executors. Daniel Hov- 
ey. senior, in a letter to the Probate Court, dated 
Sept. 27, Mj83, states that he had six sons and a 
daughter by Abigail sister of Mr. Thomas An- 
drews, "whom he matched with more than forty 

years ago;" and live of these sons were then liv- 
ing.: Daniel, .John. Thomas, Joseph and Nath'l. 
1656, The wi 1 of John Ward, sometimes resident 
at Ipswich in New England, dated 28 December, 
1652, gives books to Thomas Andrews of Ips- 
wich, also his Chi rugry chest & all yt is now in it. 
The Town Records give some glimpses of Dan- 
iel Hovey: Kjo2. Darnell Hovey hath liberty to 
set his fence Downe to the River at his ground 
bought of William Knowlton making a stile at 
each end. The rod [road?] still notwithstand- 
ing is the Towns. Feb 14, 1659. Daniel Hovey 
hath Liberty Granted vnto him to build a wharfe 
agaynst his ground he bought of Will : Kisowlfc n, 
& also such building as may tend the improve- 
ment there of. 1668. He had liberty to build 
his house. 1670. tie had liberty to' fell trees to 
fence his garden with pales, posts, & rayles & 
make a neb it exel tree. 

Will of Daniel Hovey. 1691-2. 

I Daniel Hovey, sen'r. of Ipswich, considering 
the changes of man Doe Desyre by the helpe of 
the Lord to setle my concernes as may be f »r the 
glory of god and the good of my family, my soul 
1 desyre to resigne and commit into the hand of 
my Loving father in Jesus Christ who is the Lord 
my righteousness. My body to be decently buried 
in earth in hope of a glorious and blessed resur- 
rection by Christ. Amen. 

Item. The estate which God of his grace hath 
given me, 1 have disposed of as followeth : 

To my oldest sons Daniel and John Hovey and 
my daughter Ay res, I have given them their por- 
tions of that, estate I had to our mutual content. 
1'he one at Ipswich the other at Topsh'eld, now in 
their possession, Abigail paid by my son John to 
my son Ay res 

n o 


r Item, to my son Thomas and James ti is son 
Daniel, 1 give all that my yland called I-Iovey's 
Yland which with the thatch hanke and Low 
marsh belonging to me on the other side of the 
creek which I allowed Quarter Master Perkins to 
improve, holding my possession till 1 had occasion 
for the sauie/^Also all that houses and Land in 
Ipswich i hat I shall not dispose of before death. 

Item 1 give to my sous -Joseph and Nathaniel 
Ilovey one hundred rods of ground a piece, Jos- 
eph bounded next to Mr Kmerson's land from the 
highway to fiat land Daniel K'nge, Nathaniel one 
bundled rod of my land next to my son Daniel 
with tne Dwelling house, barn, part of the orch- 
ard to butt on Daniel Hinge, half planting lot, 
about three acres, with a way to it over the bridge 
1 made to go to it, three acres at plum Island al- 
so, which lands I leave in the hands of my execu- 
tor and over seers thai is left after my death to 
be disposed of as follows : The children of Joseph 
Ilovey to have an cquall proportion of what is 
left after my death as to their father Legate. The 
children of my son Nathaniel to have an equal pro- 
portion amongst them, only Nathaniel Ilovey, 
the son of Nathaniel Hove}' to have a double pro- 
portion if he live to the age of one and twenty. 
If not then to be divided amongst the other chil- 
dren of that family. 

Item. My moveables to my son Nathaniel, 
those sheep he hath of mine to his children, my 
cart and plow, irons, chains, great tramell, great 
brass kettle, Iron Kettle, little Iron pot, my pew- 
t it porringer, and drinking cup. with one cham- 
ber pot. and my wile's wearing apparel to Nath- 
aniel children. The other to Joseph his brother's 
children : all my wearing cloaths, my great brass 
pot, anil pewter quart pot, and my great Bible 
and books as follows: Come to Christ and Wel- 
come, Cotton on the Covenant, Mather's Seven 
Sermons.' to Nathaniel children. To Daniel grand 

child those sheep with which and books 

also, Christian Warfare, Calvin on Job, Ten Di- 
vines, The Golden Sceptre, with what other books 
undisposed of by me of mine and such tools for 
his trade as are suitable of mine. 

To Abigail Ilodgkins wife of Thomas Ilodgkins 
the mass pan and pewter salt seller: my part of 
the mare and colt to grand child Daniel and Ivory 

Item. My interest of Brook field and Swamp- 
field I give to my son Joseph and Nathaniel chil- 

Item. I make my son Thomas Executor, and 
would have his nephew [Daniel] in case he lives 
to age if capable to join in the same with him — 
and he pay out of his part to his brother James 
and sister Priscilla and John Ayres ten pounds a 
piece within three years after his possession, and 
in case of his death I put .James Ilovey in his 
room and leathern four equally divide his part. 

My bed, bolster and pillow with my green rug, 
a'pair blankets with the bedstead to Daniel'grand 

1 would have my son John at Tops field to take 
his possession with his books. 

I would appoint my loving sons Daniel Ilovey 
and John Ilovey to be overseers of this mv last 
will, and see \o discharge my funeral charges 
which I allow four pounds estate and to take an 
inventory of my estate, and discharge all my debts 
and makefprobute of my will and see his nephews 
have their equal proportion, Joseph and Nathan- 
iel children who have lately deceased, for which I 
allow my overseers three pounds a piece for their 
care and trouble. 

This is my will as witness my hand and scale : 

Danik.l Hovly, sen'r, aged 73, and going into 
my 74 this 21 of March 1691-2. 

Wit: philemon Dane, Thomas Ilodgkins.. 

Proved October 3, 1G92. 

John Money Son 

of Daniel Hon 

ey Jun'r Died 

August ye 17 


aged 45 


Hodgkins Letters. — Continued. 

In'Camp at Fort Constitution, N. J. Sept 30, 
1770. On Sataday ye 14 instant we moved to 
Harlem and encamped on an hill about 9 miles 
from York, and about 12 o'clock that night we 
whare alarmed and marched about one mile, and 
then took Post and staid till Sun Rise, then re- 
marched he nn We had not got Brakfast before 
there wiias a very heavy cannonading at the sitty 


and we whar told that the enemy wliar about 
Linding Down to harlein Point, whare we expect- 
ed they would land by there n.otijn. Hut while 
our Brigade with two more wbas wating there, 
they landed at a place called Turtal Hay, 3 or 4 
miles nearer York, and there whas two brigades 
there — but they being cheally milisha, it was said 
that Two hundred of the enemy made them all 
Run. So they landed without much resistance 
and marched towards York and took possession 
of the sitty about four o'clock on Sunday. Now 
you must think they were in high spirits and 
thought all whas there own. So on Monday morn 
ing thay thought thay would atack us with about 
G00O men and drive us all over King's bridge. 
But they were much mistaken. As soon as we 
heard thay whare drawing towards us, the Gen- 
eral sent out two hundred rangers under the com- 
mand of Col. Knowlton, who soon met the Enemy 
and fired on them, and fought them ou the retreat 
till[lhey got pretty near us ; then the enemy Jialt- 
ed back of a hill and lilo^ed a french horn, which 
was for a re-inforcment, and as soon as they got 
itt, they formed in twocoloms. But our Brigade 
was posted in the edge of a thick woods, and by 
some climbing up a tree could see the enemy's 
motions, and while the} 1 whare a forming, the 
General sent a Party to attack them, which ans- 
wered the end for which they whare sent; for our 
people made the attack and retreated towards us 
to Ihe place whare we wanted them to come, and 
then the Enemy Rushed Down the Hill with all 
speed to a plain spot of ground, then our Brigade 
marched out of the woods, then a very hot tire be- 
gun on both sides, and lasted for upward of an 
hour. Then the enemy retreated up the Hill and 
our people followed them and fought near an hour 
longer, till they got under cover of their ships 
which was in the North River. Then our peo- 
ple left them. 

The loss on our 9ide is about 40 killed and GO 
or 70 wounded. There was none killed in our 

Regt. on I but about 20 wounded. One of our 
Corpl was badly wounded throfigh his knee. But 
I hope he will do well. 

The loss on Ihe enemy side is not sarting, but 
according to the best accounts we have had they 
have near 500 killed and near as many wounded. 
Tney were seen to carry off several wagon loads, 
besides our people burryd a good many that they 

We are now on the Jersey hills, where we have 
been ever since the 20 of this month, and I hope 
shall stay here the rest of this campan, as I have 
been at the Treble of Building a Log House with 
a ston Chimney. Hal not Lodged on any thing 
but the ground since we left Long Island. 

Capt. Wade has 1 een sick and absent from me 
ever since the Vd Day of this month, and hhs this 
moment got hear and is pretty well again. 

The Editor of the Jpswich Chronicle has re- 
ceived from Mr b\ II. Lotd a copv of the Ipswich 
Register of 1839. He soys : "Doubtless there 
are many copies of this journal lying in the dust 
and debris of years in the unused attics of this 
town. It is to be lamented that they cannot be 
resurrected and a complete file preserved." 

The Ipswich Chronicle publishes the following 
versification of one of the traditions of the town : 

I can remember very well, 

A tale the old folks used to tell, 

Of how a street, well known to fame, 

Received its somewhat curious name. 

The oven, then, so long ago, 

Was built outside the house, and so 

While the Goodwife was getting dinner 

There came along a tramping sinner, 

Who, having not the fear of man, 

Opened the oven door and ran. 

The Pudding had so much of heat, 

He quickly dropped it in the street, 

And fearing in that place to stay, 

Kicked it before him on his way. 

The pudding bag so firm at first, 

By violence at last was burst ; 

And ever since that wicked feat, 

The thoroughfare is Pudding Street.— j.f.k. 


- 'v 1 " _ - 



/i'0° ^J 





Births, Marriages, Deaths.— No. 5. 

BIRTHS.— 1061. 
Thomas, sonn of Thomas Low, jr. borne 14 of 

Aprill, 1661. 
Migbill, son of Mighill Cresye, borne 1 of Aprill 
Alice, (laugh, of Thomas Lord, borne 10 of April 
Daniell, son of John Warner, borne 1G of Aprill 
Elizabeth, daugh of John Annaball, born 17 Apr. 
Jonathan, son of William Coggswell born 20 Apr 
Hannah, (laugh : of Samuell Varnum born 22 May 
Elizabeth, (laugh : Samuell Hunt, borne 2d May 
Elizabeth, daugh: James How, jr. borne 1 June 
Thomas, son of John Smith, borne 7 of June 
i Sarah, dan : of Edward Allen, borne 4 of July 
Sara, dan : of John Kimball, borne the 29 July 
Ana, dau : of John Caldwell borne 23 of August 
Samuell, son of Ralfe Dix, borne 28 of August 
llanah, dau. of John Kindrick, borne 18 Sept 
- Mar}', dau: John Edwards borne 15 Octo 1GC1 
John son of Turfourd West, borne 20 Oct 1GG1 
Mary daugh : Thomas Staee borne 7 Novem '61. 
Robert, sou Robt Pearce borne 7 Novem : 1GG1 
Martha, daugh John Gaines, borne 17 Novem '61 
Sarah, dau Thomas Waite, borne 21 Novem 1GG1 
Elisabeth, daughter John Whipple tersha, borne 

12 (10) 1661 
Robert son Win. Nelson borne 12 Decern 1GG1 
Marke, son John Ayres, borne the 14 Decern '61" 
Jcana, daghter Isaiah Wood, borne 14 Decern Gl 
Deborah, dau Coneleous Waldo born 14 Jan 1661 
Samuell, son of John French, borne 2G Feb 1GG1 
Elizabeth, dau Mr. John Rogers, borne 3 of Feb 
llanah, dau of Robert Lord. jr. 20 Feb 1GG1 
YMary, dau of Joseph SafTourd borne 20 Feb'lGGl 
Sarah, dau Abraham Fitt, borne 15 March 1GGI 
Robert, son of Nicolas Wallis, borne 12 March' 
Thomas, sonn Thomas French borne 30 Nowm : 
lsaack, sonn Daniell Ring, borne 29 Septembar 
F^lizabeth, daught Wra Reiner, borne 28 Jul) 
Mary, daught. William Ilodgkins, borne 6 April] 

Sarah and Eliz : daught of William Lambert, bor. 
1 July, 1661. ; 

Joseph, sonn of Edward Colborne, borne 11 Jn.e 
Sarah, daugh Mary Shelield, born lii Feb 1661 
John, sonn Samuell A) res, borne the — May 
John, sonn William Guttersorr borne 24 March 
John, son John Choate, borne 15 June 
Josiah, sonn Nathaniell Pyper, borne \H DeCiMnb. 
llanah, daugh Tho. Kemball, borne 27 January 

March 4, 163-1. Itisordeml that John Win-1 
throp, John Hum fry and John Eudicolt, Esq. or 
any two of them, shall haue power to devide ye 
lands att lpswilch, within 4 myles of the towne, 
to pticular psons. as in equity I hey shall thirrke 

1G3'J, ./une 6. Ipswich hath liberty to author- 
ish Goo : Lumpkin Goodm : Firman or Good in; 
Tredwell to drawe wine & strong water. 

1639, Nov. 5. Mr. John Norton granted 200 
acres of land. 

1640, May 13 Robert Andros, [Andrews.] is 
granted to draw wine at Ipswich vvth the condi- 
tion of the towne. 

1040, May 13. A Committee to valewe ani- 
mals in Ipswich. Mr. Willi: Paine, Goodm. 
Giddinge & John Whipple. 

June 14, 1042. Ipswich shall have 12 saker 
bulletts wth their guns, when they send for them. 

1044, May 2!>. Upon Zacheus Goulds petition 
it is conceived to be for the generall Good, and 
Very convenient there should be a village about 
that I'arme, & that the towne of Ipswich should 
further them therein. 

1G4."> Mr John Whitingham is confirmed lei ft,. 

and Thomas Ilowlet ensigne, at Ipswich, aceo to 
yir ehoyec. 


gMittyuarimt fapip. 




Deacon John Stunifrrd's Soil- 1091. 

John Stamford, ancestor of the Ipswich Stam- 
fords, was boi n 164K lie hears the title of Mr. 
in his young life, and Deacon in his old age. t He 
was a man of intellectual qualities ami much oc- 
cupied witli duties which require legal knowledge. 
Several early wills ate in his hand writing; and 
three are sealed with his seal, viz Obadiah Wood, 
1G94, William Caldwell, 1694, Madame Rcbekah 
Symonds, 1(*>'J5. A picture of the seal Mr A. W. 
Dowe has made for this paper, from a drawing by 

John Stamford married Margaret Harris, and 
had at lensl nine children : 

i. Thomas, horn 1680, died 1 740, married Han- 
nah Rindge. 

ii. John, who wa9 a Deacon, died Mch 4, 1752 

iii. William, bcrn April ('», 1 684. He died be- 
fore his father, leaving a son Benjamin. 

iv. Ebenezer, born 1686, died young. 

v. Samuel, born Aug. 27. 16SS, married widow 
Mary Chadwcll, Aug 18, 1715. 

vi. Elizabeth, married William Martin, 7mo 
26th, 1718. 

vii. Jeremiah, born Sept. 0, 1693, the ancestor 
of Mrs. Kendall. 

viii. Margaret, born Nov 29, 1605, married 
Robert Calef, Nov. 8, 1723. and was the mother 
of Dr. Joseph Calef, the tory. 

ix. Tryphena. born March 21, 1698, married 
Philip Lord. 1720. . 

Deacon John S tan i ford died in 1730. His old 
gravestone can yet be seen : 

Here Lyes^Buried 

Yc Body of Deacon 


Aged 82 years 
Deed May ye 27 1730 

The death of his wife is thus recorded : " Mar- 
garet, Relict wido of Dea'n John Stamford, Died 
May 1st 1750, Et 93." She was the daughter of 
Thomas and Martha (Lake) Harris, and was 
born August 6, 1(157. She was named for her 
grandmother, Margaret Lake, who died in Ips- 
wich. KJ72. Margaret Lake was the wife of John 
Lake and daughter of Edmund Read, and sister 
of Elizabeth Read who married John Winthrop, 
jr. (founder of Ipswich,) and sister also of Mar- 
tha Read who married (1) Daniel Epps, and (2) 
Dep. Gov. Symonds. Margaret Lake had three 
children: John, Hannah and Martha; Hannah 
married Capt. John Gallup, killed at Narragansett 
Dec 19, 1675; Martha married Thomas Harris 
and lived in Ipswich. The will of Margaret Lake 
is very quaint. She gave her grandaughter'Mar- 
garet Stamford, a carved box, a damask table 
cloth, and six damask napkins. 

The Stamfords and Harrises were also remem- 
bered in the will of Madame Rebekah Symonds. 
the last wife, of Dep. Gov. Symonds; she calls 
them cousins, probably because a former wife of 
Mr. Symonds was their aunt. " I Giue unto mv 
Cousine Martha Harris, a good new Scarfe of 
Equall valine with my best scarfe." " IGiue unto 
my Cousine John Stamford one of my Gould rings 
and Three pounds in mony." 

Thomas Stamford 2, son of John 1 and Mar- 
garet (Harris,) married Hannah, daughter of 
Capt. Daniel and Hannah (Perkins) Rindge, gr. 
dau. Daniel and Mary (Kinsman) Rindge. Her 


father's town house was on Turkey Shore, and 
his farm was at the Hamlet, adjoining the farm 
known to people of to-day as Dane's. 

Thomas 2 and Hannah (Kindge) Staniford bu- 
ried one son in the freshness of his youth : 


10 Mr Thomas & Mrs 

Hannah Staniford 

Aged 18 Years and 2 Mo 

Deed June ye 29, 1727. 

The epitaph of Mr. Thomas 2, is ; 

Here Lyes Buried 

the Body of 


who departed this life 

Augt ye 23d 1740 in the 60 

year of his age. 

Thomas 3, son Thomas 2, married Sarah Burn- 
ham, November 11, 17;52. 

Daniel .5, son Thomas 2, was born in 1717, 
and was graduated at II. C. 1738. He married 
Mary Burnham, and hail one son and seven 
daughters He was for six years, 1740-0, the 
Grammar Sehool master. 

Widow Mary (Burnham) Staniford was a 
graceful lady. She became the second wife of 
the Rev. Nathaniel Rogers. There is a tradition 
that the seven daughters accompanied their moth- 
er to the Rogers manse, and the house was the 
centre of wit, beauty and brilliancy. Six of the 
daughters married : 

Mary married Rev. Joseph Dana, D. D. 

Hannah m. Thomas Dodge, Esq. 

Margaret m Dr Josiah Smith. 

Sarah m. Hon. John Heard. 

Abigail m. Dr. Joshua Fisher. 

Martha died unmarried at the residence of her 
brother-in-law, the Hon. John Heard. We have 
been told that there is a Stuart portrait of her. 

It was so cold June 5, 1673, that linen froze 
»tiff upon the line. 

Births, Marriages, Deaths.— No. 6. 
DEATHS.— 1661. 

Robert, son of Abraham Fitt, dyed IT) June, 1661 
Thomas Lee dyed the 2:i March, 1661 
Henry Pindar dyed the 6 of February 1661 
Elisabeth, daughter of Mr. Thomas Cobbitt dyed 

1:5 Agust 1C61 
Jonathan son Isaack Foster dyed in May 15, 1(101 
Elizabeth, dauglit of Symon TompsQil dyed about 

12 June 1601 
Sarah, daughter of Edward Allen died 10 Febru : 
Hanah, daughter of John Kindrick, dyed 20 of 

Daniell Ringe dyed in February, 1661 
William Adams dyed 1GG1 
Thomas sonn of Thomas French dyed 11 Decern!) 

MARRIAGES.— 1661. 
Samuel Rogers and Sarah Wade marred 13 No- 

vcmb. 1661. 
William Averill & Hanah Jackson marred •'!! 

July, 1661 
Joseph Goodhue & Sarah Whipple 13 July 1601 
Henry Ossborne and Mary Marchent, May 1 
Nathanell Wells & Liedia Thurlley, 29 octob 
Nathanell Tredwell ..<: Abigail Wells, 10 June 
Kilicres Ross anil Mary Gaily, 1) of May 
John Low & Sarah Thorndick, Decern: 10 
Rich : Walker & Sarah Story, 2\) of Octobar 
Moses Bradstreet and Elizabeth Harris 11 March 
Abraham Fcrkins & Hannah Beainsly, Octobar C 

In October, 1048, some shallops of Ipswich, 
having been fishing all the Summer at Monhig- 
gin, in their way home were intended to put in at 
Damarill's Cove on a Saturday night, and three 
of them gat safe into the harbor's mouth before 
sundown. They in the fourth shallop were not 
willing to put forth their oars till it was very late 
in the afternoon, when they were becalmed, and 
so it was dark night before they could reach the 
harbor, the entrance of which they missed, and by 


that, means wore over-raked by the surf of the sea 
all drowned ; lour Englishmen and one Indian, 
and the goods all perished. Their friends called 
to them to make haste ; but the sluggard is wiser 
in his own eves than seven men that can vender 
a reason.— JIubbavd. 

Some one has very kindly sent us an Essex 
Register, Jan. 11, 1827, and several interesting 
and historical advertisements. One is the earli- 
est notice of the Ipswich Female Seminary— an 
Institution that has given Ipswich a reputation 
everywhere. We wish some one would write a 
History of'lhe Seminary as Mr Ham matt did of 
the G rammar School : 


The subscriber respectfully informs the public 
that he expects to open a SEMINARY for young 
Ladies at Ipswich, Mass., on the last Wednesday 
in Apiil. The location being in a pleasant 
healthful village, with a now and spacious edifice 
erected for its accommadalion, and under circum- 
stances in which the Instructor and the Inhabit- 
ants intend nothing shall be wanting to meet the 
reasonable expectations of Patrons and Pupils, 
either with respect to terms, studies or accomo- 
dations, it is confidently hoped their share of pat- 
ronage from abroad will not be inconsiderable. 

For more delail of information, reference must 
he had to hand bills, which have been extensively 
circulated, or may be had by application to the 
subscriber. IIERVEY WILBUR. 

Ipswich, April 20, 182(5. 

Almost a hundred years before the opening of 
the Seminary, Madame Rogers, widow of Doct'r 
Samuel Rogers, taught young ladies the accom- 
plishments of her day. She was a lady of native 
elegance of manner, and her school became so 
popular that Misses from Boston, Salem, New- 
buryport, Portsmouth and other towns came to 

her for instruction. Her house stood where the 
South Church now stands. She was evidently to 
her generation what Mrs. Cowles has been to the 
Ipswich of to-day. 

1782, Feb'y 1 9th. Captn John Calef was 

drowned on the back of Plumb Island in attempt- 
ingto go on Shore from a vesel drove upon the 

Beach, in hir Return from the west Indies, he 
was the oldest son of Dr. Jno. and Mrs. Dorothy 
Calef of Ipswich, And died at about 28 years of 

%ge. March ye 14th died Lieut Samuel 

Burnham, Son of Captn Thomas Burnham, he 
died of a Consumption brought on by the hard- 
ships of the Camp. 1783, il/arch the 1st. 

Heard of the Death of Captn 3/bses Harris 
aboard a prison Ship at New York, also the death 
of Willitmi Rust, a young man. — Frisbie. 

l(m';>. Henry Ossborne and Hanniel Bos worth 
to keepe the heard of Cowes on the north syde of 
the river, one of I hem to take the cows at Scott's 
Lane & blow a borne att the meting house greene 
in ye morning. 

1663. Richard Kimball hath liberty to fell 

trees to make wheels William Searle to 

make seats for the meeting house. Mv John 

Rogers granted white okes to fence his orchyard. 
Mv William Coggswell foure white oakes. 

Sparkc's Tavern, opposite the soldier's monu- 
ment. — June 8, 1671. Upon request- of some of 
the Inhabitants of this Towne to the Selectmen 
for John Sparke to have liberty to draw beere of 
a pany a quart to such as may have need to make 
vse of it. The selectmen doth grant him license 
soe to doe pvided he obserues the orders of the 
genii court, nor at any time to entertaine any In- 
habitants in the night, nor sull'er any pson to buy 
liquors to drinke in his house or wine. 

1671. Jan. 26. Andrew Peters — his license 
to keep an Inn be withdrawn on acct of his mis- 
carriage at mile brook. 

'I (a 




In tlie collection of Hodgkins Letters in posses- 
sion of Mr. Francis II, Wade, we find the follow- 
ing letter written by Nathaniel Wade to his moth- 
er atlpswich : 

To Mrs. Ruth Wade in Ipswhich, New England. 

In Camp at fort Constitution; New Jersey, 
Oct 1st, 177G. Mon'rd Mother: Two Days a go 
I Reed Yours By the Tost ; by which I have the 
happiness to'hear of your health ; as Likewise the 
Rest ot my friends : two Days atfier my Last to 
yon I was taken very Unwell; and being to Sick 
to tarry in Camp, Ihe Col. thought twas Rest for 
me to go into the country, as the)' ware Remov- 
ing the Sick from York and other Hospitals; they 
carried us to toppan, a town 27 miles tip the 
River on the jersey Shore; we ware Removed on 
Saterday the Day Before the Enemy Landed on 
the Island of York. Yesterday I came to Camp, 
and have my health Prety Well. Blessed be God 
for it. I am Not able to Give you a Perticuler 
Account of the Action as I was Not Present; tis 
Like you may have a Regular Acct, as there will 
many write that was Present at the time of the 
Action. We are now Incamped on the jersey 
Shore, nearly opposite to where we were when I 
wrote Last; the Enemy are Encamped where we 
ware at Bloomingdale ; they have Been Very Still 
Since the Battle ; it is Generally thought there 
Next attempt will be on this Shore ; as they ware 
disappointed of possessing themselves of King's 
Bridge as they expected. We have considrable 
Number of troops Now Sick. But the Rest in 
Good Spirits ; though they have Been much fa- 

I had no man killed, & but only one slightly 
wounded. The young man Allen I made men- 
tion of wounded in my last, had his arm taken of 
and is since dead. Our loss in the late ingagement 
was about one hundred thirty killed and wound- 
ed, and that of the enemy more than three to one. 

From'the best acct we Can Get about one third 
part of the Citty was consumed in the late lire; 
how the lire took we are not able to inform you 
as yet. 

You write you shall send a couple a pair of 
Stockings by the Post, which will be very accept- 
able, for there are none to be had here. If you 
have a chance to by any Lteinen, Either Irish or 
any other, I should be Glad of Enough for three 
or four shirts. I lost but a few things on Long 
Island, though many others Did. 

I now conclude with my Love to my Dear Sis- 
ter Polly, brother and sister, with all my friends; 
wishing you all well, and that you may be blessed 
with all the happiness in life and happy in the life 
to come is the Desire of your affectionate son, 

Nath'i. Wade. 

I have Sent here inclosed one hundred Dollers, 
which I wish you'l Be so Good as to take into 
your Care. 

June ye 27, 1785 Died Colo. Isaac Dodge, at 
about 11 o'clock in the evening, of a choleuea 
morbus, after being sick with it about three days. 
He was about 53 years of age, and a man of 
great activity &■ Business, and a useful member 
of Society. He was the 5th person of Considera- 
ble Note who have died in this Town within a 
few months — the others were Captn Choat, Mr. 
Hubbard, Mr. Lumruus, & Colel Baker. 

Frisbie Notes. 


Entered at Post Office as second class matter 

Published Monthly, 25 cents per year. 
Three copies 50c. Six copies $1, 

Augustine Caldwell, Arthur W. Dowe. 

P. 0. Address, — Antiquarian Papers. Box 1~>9, 
Ipswich Mass. 

n ' 

itrum mmxB, 

vol. in. 



From tie Ipswich Chronicle. 


Mr. Editor: The twentieth of September 
noxi will be ihe Two Hundredth Anniversary of 
the Death of Major General Daniel Demson who 
was not only a very prominent aid influential 
man in the early history of our town, but a very 
able and efficient n an in the Colony, serving it 
in various capacities from 1634 to 1G82, the year 
( f his death. That he was highly appreciated by 
Lis townsmen, < ur tewn records furnish abundant 
evidence. No other man who has ever lived in 
Ipswich was ever so highly honored as was Gen- 
eral Denison by the etforts which were made by 
his townsmen to retain him among them as their 
military Leader. Upon him they relied for safety 
from Indian attacks, and while he remained among 
them they felt secure. Indeed, the entire Colony 
of Massachusetts seemed to have placed the ut- 
most confidence in his military skill and judgment 
and no where do we find such confidence was 

Mich a man settled in our town, lived and died 
among our aricestcrs, and his last resting place is 
in our midst. It seems appiopriate that we should 
in some way recognize the work, worth, and util- 
ity of such a man, and keep his memory fresh 
among us. 

At the suggestion and request of several gentle- 

men who are interested m the matter, I invite 
all who would be interested in commemorating the 
Two Hundredth Anniversary of his death, to 
meet at the Seminary building on Friday evening, 
July 28. 1882, at eight o'clock, to make arrange- 
ments therefor. "CHAS. A. SAYVVARD. 

Dea. Jacob Harris, Ashlxirnham, 1826. 

(Born at Ipswich, 1741.) 


And some of his Descendants 


Sergeant John Harris died in Ipswich, Nov. 21 
1732, TEtatis 82 ; he was born therefore about 
1650. He married Jan. 8, 1085, Grace, daughter 
of William and Grace Searle of Ipswich. She 
died June 10, 1742. Sergt John and Grace had 
the following children born in Ipswich : 

William born November 26, KiitO 
Rebecca born January 11. 1692 
Samuel born April 'J, 1 G 9 « r > 
Martha born December 2 1G98 
Daniel born November 22, 1700 
Richard baptized November 25, 1705 

Richard Harris and Martha Foster were pub- 
lished May 10, l735 ; she was the daughter of 



Jacob and Martha Foster, and was born in Ips- 
wich the l(!th of the 10th month, 1710, and died 
in Harvard Sept. 8, 1750. He married (2) Mrs. 
Phebe Atherton, nee Wright, widow-of John Ath- 
erton. Richard Harris removed from Ipswich to 
Harvard in 1743 and died there Dec. 20. 1770, 
aged 71 years and 20 days. Richard and Martha 
had ten children. 

Jacob, the fourth child, was baptized in Ipswich 
February 15, 1711. Rebekah. the seventh, was 
born in Harvard, March 25, baptized 27, 1748. 

Jacob, (whose portrait is at the head of this 
article,) lived in Harvard from the age of two yrs 
until early manhood, when he settled in Ashburn- 
ham. ;lle joined the Congregational church in 
Ashburnhain. 1709; was Deacon from 1788 till 
death. In 1825 he went to Windham, N. H., 
and died there Sept. 20 of that year; is buried in 
W. He married (1) October 20, 1709, Elisabeth 
daughter of Rev. Jonathan Winchester, first min- 
ister of Ashburnham. He married (2) August21, 
178;}, Mrs. Anna M. Warren, nee Merriain ; he 
married (3) 17'J2, Mrs Ruth Pratt, nee Pool, 
widow of Edward Pratt. Dea. Jacob had seven 
children, one of whom was Rev. Samuel Harris, 
Pastor of the Presbyterian church in Windham, 
N. H. from 1805 to 1820; another was Jacob, jr. 
a ruling elder in the same church many years. 

The portrait of Dea Jacob given in this num- 
ber was copied [by Arthur W. Dowe,] from a 
hand sketch drawn in 1820, shortly before his 
death at the age of 85 years. 

Rebekah Harris, sister of Dea Jacob, married 
Grover Scollay, Nov 4, 1779 ; lived in Ashburn- 
ham ; she died in Rindge, N. H., March 21, 
i819. Grover and Rebekah joined the Cong'l 
church in Ashburnham, 1790; they had five 
children of whom the oldest was Samuel, _born 
January 21, 1781. 

Samuel Scollay, [see profile,] was graduated at 
H. C. 1808 ; taught in a private family and stud- 
ied medicine a few years in Virginia, and gradua- 

Samuel Scollay, M. D. 1822. 

ted in medicine at the University at Pennsylva- 
nia, 1810; practiced in Smithfield, Jefferson Co. 
Va (now West Va ) where he died Jan 11, 1857. 
He was one of the most distinguished physicians 
in Jefferson Co. He married (1) Jan 21, 1822, 
Harriot Lowndes; he m (2) Jan 21, 1842, Sally 
Page Nelson, grandaughter of General Thomas 
Nelson, a signer of the Declaration of Indepen- 
dence. She still lives in Smithfield Dr Scollav 
had eight children. The above profile was cut in 
wood by Mr. Dowe, from the original. 

[Query : Who was the father of Serg't John 
Harris? There were four John Harrises living in 
Ipswich at the same time Can any one help us 
to distinguish the families to which they severally 


Copied by Wm. Kelby, Ass't Lib'n N Y Hint So. 

Ipswich, Sept. 10. On Thursday last. Dyed 
the Rd. Mr William Hubbard, Minister of the 
Gospel, Aged 83 Years. One of the first that 
took his Degree at Cainbr. in N. England. — The 



Boston News-Leller, No 22, Sept. 18, 1704. 

Ipswich, .1 nl % 20. On Sabbath the 8th Currant, 
Lydia Potter, Wife of Samuel Potter was found 
dead, having cut her own throat: who about a 
week before had done the like, hut was found 
alive and stitched up again ; she was a Woman 
who was several years Distracted — The Boston 
News-Letter, No lit), July 23, 1705. 

Ipswich, July 1!). Yesterday there was two 
women kill'd with Lightning at Cape Anne [Ms 
note on margin, •■ Wife & only daughter of Tho- 
mas Day."]— The Boston News-Letter, No. 118, 
July V 2. 17U6. 

Ipswich. Febr 15th. George Jaffrey, Ksqr. 
Of Her Mejestie's Council for the Province of 
New-Hampshire, came hither from Boston on 
Monday the 3d Currant bound home ward for 
fiscal aqua, and was taken sick here, so could 
proceed no farther; he Dyed on Thursday the 
13th Instant, very much Lamented of all that 
knew him. being a Gent'eman of Publick Spirit, 
and is to be interred on Monday the 17th Currant, 
— The Boston News-Letter, No. 148, Feb. 17, 

Ipswich, Nov 27. On Thursday last in the Fore 
noon died here Mrs Grace Graves, Widow, in the 
99th Year of her Age. She was one of the first 
Female English Children that was Born at Boston 
in New England ; she retained her reason and 
understanding to a good degree to the last. — The 
Boston Weekly News-Letter, No 1401, Dec 3, 

( To be. Continued ) 

[What was the maiden n;.me of Mrs. Graves, 
whose death is recorded above?] 

From some source we have made the following 
minute concerning Mr. Jaffrey, mentioned above : 
— Hon George Jaffrey died at the house of Col. 
Appleton, at Ipswich, whom he was visiting, Fel) 
13. 1700. His portrait painted by Smibert, (cop- 

ied from an earlier picture,) represents him in the 
robes of Chief Justice — red trimmed with ermine. 
He wore a large wig. He was Chief Justice of 
Superior Court, Speaker of House of Assembly. 



Documents rec. in Registry of Deeds, (Ips Rec.) 

at Salem, concerning Ipswich. Figures in 

parenthesis refer to page of copy, the 

others to original Rec. 

William Whitred of Ipswich, carpenter, mort- 
gages to William Tinge of Boston, merchant, his 
house, houselot, &c. and land by Egypt River, 

3 Dec. 1G3D —Vol 1, f. 2, (5) 

Daniel Denison of Ipswich confirms to Hum- 
phrey Griffin of Ipswich his dwelling house, &e. 
near the mill in Ipswich, 18 Jan 1G41 ; witnesses 
Simon Bradstreet and Robert Andrew — Vol 1, 
f 2, (6.) 

Henry Greene of Ipswich, mortgages his house, 
&c. for live years to Daniel Denison of Ipswich, 

4 April, 1642 —Vol. 1, f. 2, (7.) 

William Novill of Ipswich, singleman, makes 
his will 2 : 15 : 1G43, and gives Mary Whipple his 
Bible, and to her and the rest of my M'r Children 
that which my master oweth me, also what my 
dame oweth me ; the 18d which Philip Fowler 
oweth me I give to William Robinson; alsoto 
William Gooderson my interest in the team hired 
of Mr Bradstreete, and in the ground hired of Mr 
Garner, being partner with William Robinson ; 
also another agreement wherein W r illiam Robin- 
son and I are partners. Also bequeaths to Goody 
Langton the seed wheat; to Mary Langton that 
which Goodman Horton oweth me; gives to Jo- 
seph Langton, Sarah Langton and John Woodam, 
Ann Whipple, Goodman Quilter. Roger Lang- 
ton, ex : witnesses Joseph Morse and Thomas 
Dorman ; will proved 7 mo 1643. Vol 1, f 6 (19.) 
[To be Continued ] 




From the Ipswich Chronicle. 

In another column of this issue may be found an 
invitation to our readers, signed by one of our 
citizens to assist in the very praiseworthy attempt 
to commemorate, upon the two hundredth anni- 
versary of his death, the life and services of one 
of the prominent men in the earl}' history of 
Massachusetts Colony. There is no reason why 
this anniversary of the death of General Denison 
should not be made the occasion, by our citizens, 
of exercises that will promote an interest in the 
early history of the town. Too little is ever likely 
to be known ot the goings and comings, the strug- 
gles and trials of our forefathers on this rugged 
soil, and the more we become familiar with their 
daily lives the stronger is our admiration for the 
manner in which they, by their sterling independ- 
ence, carved out the incipient stages of our pres- 
ent civilization. This celebration will be an honor 
to the town, and to him whose memory it is de- 
signed to commemorate, if our citizens take hold 
of the matter with the spirit with which their stur- 
dy progenitors entered upon that which their 
hands found to do. 

Births, Marriages, Deaths.— No. 7. 
births.— urn. 

Thomas sonn of Robert Kinsman borne the 1") of 

Aprill 1662 
John sonn of Henry Ossborne borne G of Aprill 
William sonn of William Averill borne 1 ol may 
Martha daught of Ezekiell Woodward borne 3 of 

John son of Killicese Ross borne 9th of May 
Joseph son of Joseph Goodhue born 18 of May 
Jacob son of Jacob Foster borne 15 of May 
Thomas sonn of John Knowlton borne ID of May 
Nathaniell son of Robert Collings borne 18 June 
James son of Abraham Foster borne 12 of June 
Mary daughter of Renold Foster borne 18 June 
John son Gyles Birdly borne the 13 July 
Rebecka daught Cornelious Waldo borne 28 Jan 
Abigaill daughter of Nathaniell Wells borne the 

1 7 August 
Hanah daught: of William Story borne 19 Angst 

Elizabeth daughter of Andrew Peeters borne the 

2G August 
Elizabeth daugh of Edward Deare born 22 Aug 
Caleb son Caleb Kimball borne the 8 Septemb: 
Eleazer son of John Warner borne 13 Novemb: 
Thomas sonn Samuell Varnum borne 19 Novemb 
Edward son of Edward Alh'n born the 1 of May 
John son of John Gould borne 1 of Decembar 
Mehittabell daught Francis Wainewright borne 

4 Decemb 
Hanah daught Job Bishop borne 24 Decemb 
Jerimiah son of Jerinfiati Jewett borne 30 Dec 
Lucy daugh of William Norton borne 25 January 
Sarah daught Samuell Young'.ove, junr, borne 5 

of Febr 
Jacob son of Isaack Foster borne 'Jth Februry 
Jacob son Jacob Perkings borne 1662 
Sarah daught : of William Pritcbett borne the 22 

of January 
Hanah daught of Abraham Perkins borne 7 Mch 
Abigaill daught : of Nathaniell Tredwell borne 

the t of Feb 
Mary daught of Thomas French borne 9 of Mch 
Nathaniel! son Thomas Buinham born 4 Sept 
Hanah daught: Richard Walker borne 10 Sept 
Thomas sonn of Nathaniell Elithorpe borne 15 

David son Jermiah Belcher borne 1662 
Mary daugh: Shoreborne Willson borne 24 Aug 
Hanah dsught of Abraham Perkings borne'7.Mch 
Edtnond sonn of Samuell Ingalls borne 23 July 


Entered at Post Office as second class matter 

Published Monthly, 25 cents per year. 

Three copies 50c. Six copies SI. 

Augustine Caldwell, Arthur W. Dowe. 

P. 0. Address, — Antiquarian Papers. Box 159, 
Ipswich Mass. 


^ntiqwram faprs. 





Entered at Post Office as second class matter 

Published Monthly, 25 cents per year. 
Three copies 50c. Six copies $1. 

Aljgustink Caluwuu., Akthuk W. Dowe. 

P. O. Address, — Antiquarian Papers. Box 150, 
Ipswich Mass. 

Mrs. Anna (Stewart) Baker, born 1770, at 
Salem ; wife of Mr. Joseph Baker of Ipswich. 
(See Antiquarian Papers, November, 1881.) 
Profile made by Arthur W. Dowe from the orig- 

Arthur Abbott of Ipswich visited his friends in 
England in 1674 . 

Copied by Win. Kelby, Ass't Lib'n N Y Hist So. 

On Tuesday Evening last just about dark, 
Joseph Kembal a of about 15 Years old, 
Skating on Ipswich Mill Pond, mistook Water for 
the Ice, (as is suppos'd) and falling in, was 
drowned. His Body was found about an hour 
after. — New England Weekly Journal, No. 1!)8, 
Jan. 4, 1731. 

Ipswich, January 24. Died here Mrs. Sarah 
Tutt'e in the 8(5th Year of her Age. A Gentle- 
woman of a vertvous and pious Character ; and 
what may deserve the Public Notice, was blest 
with a very numerous Offspring. She had Thir- 
teen Children, and by Seven of them onl}', One 
Hundred & Seventy seven Grandchildren and 
Great grandchildren — The Boston Weekly Tews 
Letter, No 14(52, Feb. 3, 1732. 

Ipswich, October 1(5. The People here have 
been almost universally alllicted with the Cold & 
Cough, which has chiefly proved Mortal to the 
A^eii among us, for within less than a Month, 
seventeen grown Persons have died in the Town, 
among whom a any of the most ancient, slanders. 
And what may be Observable, is, that this Day 
died within a few houis of one another the five 
following Persons, viz: 

Mrs. Hannah Perkins, widow, Aged 91 
Mrs Mary Fuller, widow, 85 

Mrs. Ptiscilla Smith, widow, 86 

Mrs A bigail Wood wife of Simon Wood (57 
Mrs. Mary Dow, (a maiden) 91 

Whose Ages in the whole amount to 420 years. 

— Boston Weekly News-Letter. No. 1500, Ccl. 

27, 1732. 

/ '••• ;l 



Boston, May 11. We hear that a Child about 
twelve Months old fell into a Tub of Water at 
Ipswich on Saturday last and was drowned. — 
New York Gazette. No. 395, May 21, 1733. 

Boston, January 5. Last Monday at Newbury, 
Mr Boyntons four children were buried together, 
who all died within 48 Hours, of the present 
raging Distemper. And we hear Col. Berry of 
Ipswich has lately buried two Children of the 
said Distemper. — New York Weekly Journal, 
Jan. 26, 1735-6. 



Documents rec. in Registry of Deeds, (Ips. Rec.) 

at Salem, concerning Ipswich. Figures in 

parenthesis refer to page of copy, the 

others to original Rec. 

Richard Scofield of Ipswich, for £9 17s, paid 
by Robert Roberts of Ipswich, conveys to him 
his house and land in Ipswich, bounded by Rob- 
ert Andrews, Mr Bartlemew, John Perkins the 
younger, and Thomas Boreman, 2 : 5 mo. 1643. 
Witnesses: William Lampson and Daniel Wood. 
Vol. I,f. 6, (20.) 

Will of Robert Andrews of Ipswich, dated 1 
Mar. 1613, proved 2G : 1: 1644. Eldest son 
John Andrews, executor. Bequeaths to wife 
Elizabeth, to John Griffin son of Humphrey 
Griffin, under 21 years of age ; to sons John and 
Thomas Andrews, Thomas to live with his bro. 
John three years, two of which he shall be help- 
ful to his brother John in his husbandry and the 
last of the three years he shall go to sehool to re- 
cover his learning, and if he shall go to the Uni- 
versity or shall set himself vpon some other way 
of living^ his brother John shall allow him ten 

pound by the year for fovr years and then fifteen 
pound by the year for two years succeeding after; 
to son-in-law Franklin'B daughter Elizabeth 
Franklin my grandchild ; to son Daniel Hovey's 
child Daniel Hovey my grandchild ; to his kins- 
men John, Thomas and Robert Bvrnhara ; and to 
Humphrey Griffin's two other sons. Son John 
Andrews yet under age, Thomas Howlett com- 
mended as bis guardian. Witnesses: William 
Knight, John Whipple, Thomas Scott and Joseph 
Metcalf.— Vol 1, f 6, (21.) 

Hodgkins Letters.— Continued. 
Pixskill, Decem'r ye 3, 1776. We marched 
from Phillips Manner Last fryday morning, and 
we expect to pass over the North River to Day, 
& then Proseed to Bromwick which is our head 
quarter at Present ; the Enemy seem to Bend 
their Strength that way, as if they have a mind to 
winter in Philadelphia. But I hope they will be 
Desipointed. Our People go over the ferry called 
Kings ferry, and then to Bromwick Is 70 or 80 
mile. This march whas verry unexpected to us 
all & the travelling verr}' Bad. But I hope we 
shall due well. The Brigade is now marching. 
I send this by Colol Little. Tell Joanna & Salle 
to be good gals & that Dady whants to see them. 


Miss Sarah F. Jewett, of Stratham, N. H. (a 
descendant of Richard and Hannah (Cheney) 
Smith, of Ipswich,) writes: "I have been pre- 
sented with a Historical Address on the 150th 
Anniversary of the gathering of the Cong'l church 
Kingston, N. H. It contains a sketch of Benj. 
Choate, a native of Ipswich. Bepja Choate was 



the first minister of Kingston, son of Serjt John 
Choate of Ipswich, Chebacco Parish, probably the 
youngest, born 1G80, H. C. 1703. He went to 
Deerfield garrison, 1701, and was there 170G. 
June 12, 1707, he in Abigail Burnhatn. They 
had several children but none of them outlived 
their parents. After he ceased to be the Town's 
minister he was sometimes employed as school- 
master, and was often moderator in town meet- 
ings. With the church which was formed in 
Kingston, he never became connected. He died 
2G Nov 1753. Mrs Choate died 9 Jan 177G, aged 
85. He was hired to preach in Kingston, Ccto. 
1707, on a salary of 50 pounds a year ; £30 cur- 
rent silver money, and £20 in labor and provision 
pay. Also a grant of land was voted to him by 
the town. The record of a vote is found from 
time to time "that the town give Rev Benjamin 
Choate forty cords of wood this year." Mr 
Choate has in the record the title Rev. by cour- 
tesy, although it does not appear that he ever 
sought ordination. 

Outward comforts are but crutches, which 
when we lean too much upon, God suffers them 
many times to fail, that we may stay upon Him- 
self. It is but just the cisterns should either be 
broken or dried, when we forsake the Fountain 
to depend on them. — Hubbard, 1G77. 

1G6G. John Whipple, jr. 38 years old. 

1G35. Richard Scofield came to New England. 

1G85. John Webster G3 years old ; had been 
out of Ipswich 50 years. 

1G85. Nathaniel Emerson G4 years old. 

1695. Samuel Hunt GO years old, moved to 
Ipswich 40 years ago. 

Denfeon Evening. 
SEPTEMBER 20, 1S82. 

At the Meeting held at the Seminary on Fri- 
day evening, July 28, to make arrangements for 
observing the Two Hundredth Anniversary of 
the Death of Major-General Daniel Denison, a 
Committee consisting of — 

Charles A. Say ward, Esq., 

Y. G. Hurd, M. D., 

Mr. John Heard, 

Rev. T. Frank Waters, 

Charles Palmer, M. D., 
was chosen and authorized to make all necessary 
arrangements for an appropriate observance of 
the Anniversary ; the exercises to take place on 
the evening of the twentieth of September next. 
— Ipswich Chronicle. 

Thomas Lovell came from Dublin, Ireland, 
was in Ipswich, 1G47. 

Giddings family came from Great St Albans, 
Hertfordshire, England, 1G35. The Tuttles, a 
gentle family of early Ipswich, came from the 
same place at the same time. 

1G80. Edward Bragg G4 years old. 

1GG2. Three wolves, killed in Ipswich. 



In the Antiquarian for March, 1881, we print- 
ed a poem addressed to Mr. Hubbard in 1682, 
written by N. N. (Nicholas Noyes of Salem, 
probably.) Below we give another, written in 
1677, by J. S. (supposed by Farmer to be John 
Sherman ancestor of Gen. Sherman. ) 

To the Rev'end Mr. William Hubbard on his 
mostexact History of New li'ngland's Troubles. 

When thy rare Piece unto my View once came, 
It made my Muse that erst did smoke, to Hame : 
Raising my Fancy so sublime, that I 
That famous forked Mountain did espy ; 
Thence in an Kxtacie I softly fell 
Down near unto the Belliconian Well ; 
Where Foctry, in Prose, made I did see 
By a Mercurian Brain which sure was Thee ; 
Such is thy modest Stile, enriched with Sence, 
Invention fine, faced with Floquence ; 
Thy llorid Language quaintly doth expre s 
The Truth of Matter in a comely dress ; 
Couching the Sence in such a pleasing Strain 
As Makes the Reader's Heart to leap again ; 
And sweetly draws him like those Lotteries 
Which never miss but always win the Prize. 
But wh'ther roves my Muse? What can be done 
By'in that augments the Sea, or lights the Sun? 
Go on brave Worthy, and let these Essaies, 
Like fair Aurora usher in the Kaies 
Of a Refulgent Sun arising clear, 
Hence to illuminate our Hemisphere ; 
That th' after Ages may extol the High-?ne — 
For's Loving Kindness to our little Sion : 
And may our Senatours with due Rega.d 
These and thy future Labours all reward ; 
Though not in full, yet such Encouragement 
As may in ;hem be just to thee content; 
For th' present Age, and those that shall ensue 
Will be perpetual Debtors unto you. 
Fame shall with Honour crown thee ; and we'll 

The lasting Monument in Groves of Bays. 
Heaven bless thee in thy work, and may Success 
Attend thee here, hereafter, Happiness. J. s. 

Correction. In the account of the Harris 
Family in the June Antiquarian there are two or 
three errors: Dea. Jacob Harris went from Ash- 
burnham to Windham, N. H. in 182G instead of 
1825 ; Dr. Scollay was carried the second time 
in 1841 instead of 1842 ; the University at Penn- 
sylvania should be University of Perr.sylvania, 
which is the name of the institution located in 
Philadelphia. w. s. n. 

Births, Marriages, Deaths.— No. 8. 
DEATHS.— 1662. 
Elisabeth daugh William Lambert dyed May 1662 
Mary daugh Shoreborne Wi'lson, dyed 24 .A gust 
Jacob sonn of Jacob Foster dyed June 
Sarah dau Mary Shefield dyed the to week Dec 
Hester daught of Robert Collins dyed 19 of Jan 
Dorothy daught of Mark Quilter dyed 21 Jan 
Richard sonn Richard Shatswell dyed 28 Jan 
Thomas sonn of Moses Pengry dyed 25 Jan 

MARRIAGES.— 1662. 
Daniel Borman & Hannah Hutcheson marred the 

. 12 of Aprill, 1662 
Samuell Warner and Mercy Swan maryed the 21 

of Ccto 1662 
Alexander Tompson & DeMrerance Haggett mar- 
red the 19 Sept 1662 
John Prockter and Elizabeth Thorndick maried 
December, 1662. 

[We have not been able to find the Records 
of 1663.] 






Enteral at Post Office as second class matter 

Published Monthly, 25 cents per year. 
Three copies f)(Jc. Six copies $1. 

AuGusTixr. Oai.i'wki.l, Author W. Dowe. 

P. 0. Address, — Antiquarian Papers. Box 159, 
Ipswich Mass. 

Major-Gen. Denison's Will. 

I Daniel Denison of Ipswich, in the county of 
Essex, in New England, being in good health and 
memory (through the goodness of God,) and will- 
ing to settle that estate the Lord hath given me, 
after my decease, doo thus ordain my last will & 

To my daughter, .Mrs. Elisabeth Rogers, be- 
sides the portion of £120 and other findings she 
hath already received, I give my farm of 500 
acres lying upon Conottieot River above North 
ampton & Hat field. Also I give unto her 500 
acres <>f land granted to me by the Gen'll Court 
in October 1(K>5, as approved by the records, al- 
so £20 to be payd to her in coin of so much given 
her by her Grandfather Dudley. 

Also I give ;£.j to my grandchild Daniel Rogers 
to be paid to him at the age of 21 years or sooner 
if my executor see cause. 

To my Deare wife Patience Denison I will & 
bequeath the rest of my estate in houses and 
lands, iron works, horses, mate?, cattle, sheepe, 
goods, money, or plate, for her during her natur- 
al! life, for hir support and maintainance, & for 
the education it maintainance of my grand child, 
John Denison, and for the relief of my grand 
children Daniel Denison and Martha Denison, if 
they should lie in need, for whose education and 

maintainance I have otherwise provided by a cov- 
enant with R'rMartyne that married their mother. 

And after the decease of my ■ said wife I will 
that my grandchild, John Denison, shall have my 
farm at Chebacco, where he was bo'.n, and with 
all the appertenances, viz. all the implements for 
husbandry, as carts, ploughs, yoakes, chains, as 
also 4 acres & a half of marsh at, Plum Island, 
Lying against Grape Island, and was lay d out as 
the right of the farm house.. 

Also I will that my grandchild, Daniel Denison 
have my farme at Merrimack, of GU0 acres, lying 
neare Haveril boundry, which above sd lands 
were promised to their Deare father upon his 
marriage. And if either of my sd grand children, 
John or Daniel, shall dye before they come to age 
viz. 21 years, the survivior shr.ll have two parts 
of what is above bequeathed to the other, and 
their sister Martha Denison, my grand-child, to 
have the other third part, and in case both the sd 
John and Daniel my grandchildren shall dye, as 
above sd, then the sd Martha their sister, to have 
and enjoy the sd farms & land above sd except 
the 4 acres &, half of marsh at Plum Island which 
I will shal be to mv Grandchild Elisabeth Rogors, 
and in case my wife dye before my sd grandchil- 
dren come of age, my will is that their mother, 
Mrs Martha J/artyne shall take upon her the 
care of their education, and forthatenjoy the ben- 
efit of their portions till they come of age, the 
boys at 21 yrs & the daughter is years, unless 
my wife shall see cause in her life time or at her 
death to provide & dispose otherwise of them. 

For the remainder of the estate (after my wifes 
decease) leaving to her a liberty to gratify her 
children or grandchildren as the} shall best de- 
serve out of my stock, either in her life or at her 
death : 1 will that the whole remaining part (ex- 
cept what is above bequeathed) consisting in 




houses and lands, gooJs, chattels, money, jjlate, 
or debts, (debts owing or funeral expenses beicg 
first payd:) be equally and indifferently valued 
and divided into live equal parts, (except my 
books and arms or artillery wch I will to my two 
grand children, John Denison and Daniel Deni- 
son, to be equally divided between them,) and 
that my daughter Elizabeth Rogers, John and 
Daniel Denison have each of them one fifth part, 
and my grand child Elizabeth Rogers have one 
fifth part & 1-2 tifth part, and that my grandchild 
Martha Denison liave the other hall fifth part, to 
whom I have willed no larger a share, because I 
have provided otherwise that the sd Martha shall 
have £100 payd hnr by Mr Rich: Marty ne her 
father-in-law, and in case either of my sd grand 
children, John Denison or Daniel Denison should 
dye before they receive this their fifth part, my 
will is that the survivor of them together with 
their sister Martha should have that part devided 
equally between them, as also if Martha Denison 
should dye, in like manner that her two brothers 
John and Daniel should have the whole portion 
divided between them. But if it happen that both 
my grandchildren John Denison and Daniel shld 
die before they come of age or receive their fifth 
part as abovesd my will is that both their fifth 
parts as abovesd shall be to my daughter Mrs 
Elisabeth Rogers & her heirs forever, ar.d the 
two farms bequeathed to them to be to their sister 
Martha as abovesd, she paying to my grandchild 
Elizabeth Rogers one hundred pounds or the 
farme of GOO acres at Merrimack within 6 months 
after demand made by her or on her behalfe, or 
the behalf of her heirs : and in case my sd three 
grandchildren, John Denison, Martha Denison, 
and Daniel Denison should all of them dye before 
they come of age of majority leaving behind them 
no issue of their bodyes lawfully begotten, my 
will is that my daughter Elisabeth Rogers should 
have and enjoy the sd two farms bequeathed to 
the sd John and Daniel Denison to her & her 

heirs forever, she or they paying to ray grand- 
child Elizabeth Rogers at least 150/i, or the farm 
at Merrimack as abovesd, as my sd Grandchild 
Elizabeth shal choose. 

My deare wife Mrs Patience Denison, ex'x. 

My loving friends my son Mr John Rogers & 
Capt John Appleton, overseers. 

18th day July : A Domini, 1673. 

Manu propria scripti : 


Feb. 28, 1678. Elizabeth Rogers, grandchild, 
shall have only 1-5 part; and the 1-2 of 5th go to 
daughter Elizabeth. 

Dec. 20, 1680. Having this day payd to Mr. 
John Appleton. who lately married my grand- 
child Elizabeth Rogers, fifty pounds in silver as a 
portion and gave eight pounds in silver for her 

wedding clothes, besides some other gifts, 

The fifth part is also given Mrs Elisabeth Rogers, 
leaving it to her to convey it to her daughter if 
she pleases. 

From the Ipswich Chronicle. 

Ipswich Historical Society. 

A desirable result of the forthcoming celebra- 
tion of the two-hundredth anniversary of the 
death of Maj-General Denison would be the es- 
tablishment in this town of a local Historical So- 
ciety, which, as a part of its work, might have a 
room in which to preserve whatever objects of 
historical interest might be entrusted to its care. 
There are no doubt a great many articles now 
lying about in the attics of this town, beneath the 
dust and cobwebs of years, of great antiquarian, 
interest, were they brought together and intelli- 
gently arranged in one collection. Undoubtedly 
very many of the owners of these objects if as- 
sured of their careful preservation, would gladly 
donate them to such society, while others could 


probably be induced to leposil them Cor safe 
keeping. A community like this, wliose origin 
daUs back to but thirteen years after the landing* 
of the pilgrim fathers, should exercise uncommon 
solicitude in the preservation of its relics of early 
days. It is through them, in a great measure, 
that a true knowledge of the condition of domes- 
tic life in this country in its early settlement is to 
be attained ; and we trust that the coming au- 
tumn may see the successful establishment, under 
the guardianship of such an association as here 
suggested, of a room of sufficient capacity to al- 
low of the receiving and intelligible arrangement 
of all such articles as might be contributed by 
our citizens. 

Hodgkins Letters.— Continued. 

Buckingham in Pansalvania. Decem'r 20, '76. 
We are vorry much fatagued with long marches. 
Have ben on march ever sinse ye 29 of last month 
and are now within 10 or 12 miles of Gen Wash- 
ington army. We expect to be there to night. 
The enemy are on one side of Dillaway Kiver, 
and our army on the other about 20 miles from 
Philadelphia. We passed over Dellewa River 
last Sunday, 40 or 50 miles above head Quarters, 
on account of the. enemy trying to inter sept our 
crossing, but I can't give you but a very poor ac- 
count of our march. 

Doutless you will want to hear how general 
Lee whas taken. General Lee whas invited by a 
gentelman to put up with him that night, & 
weather that man or another informed the enemy 
I can't say, but somebody did. So about 60 of 
the Lite hors came ye nex morning and serounded 
the house. The guard whas som way of, so they 
did but leetle good. Ye Gen'l whas five mile from 
whare the army camped that r.ight. 

We have marched since we came from Phillips 
manner aBout L'OO miles. The gratest part of 
the way whas dangous by reason of the enemy 
being near, and not only so but the contry is full 

of them cursed cieaturs called Torys. 

We have had extrodinary pleasant weather, 
but now it is a snow storm. 

Jonathan Wells is with us. He desires that if 
you see his wife to let her know that he is well & 
expects to get home by the last of January. 

1703. Thomas Lovell sen'rwas82 yrsold. 

1718. Here Lies Mr Thomas Louell who was 
born the 2nd of February 1649 & Died August ye 
11, 1718 aged 08 years monthes and 9 Days. 

1G41. Christopher Osgood, brickmaker. 

1642 Wm Csgood, of Salisbury, carpenter. 

1641. Barnabas Lorton, baker. 

1678. John Dodge, s:n of Richard, 4G yrs old 
Wm Dodge, sen'r, 72 yrs old. 

1677. James Dennis, 33 yrs old. 

The seai'.of the G idlings family was a griflin. 

Mr Whittingham brot over Richard and Mat- 
thew Coy, brothers, in 1G3«, with divers other 
servants, who first came from Boston. Lincoln- 
shire, to London, where Mr Whit: kept them 
1st of May till 24 June. 

1667, Aug 13. Mr Robert Woodmansy, 
schoolmaster, relict MaTgaret. 

1668. John Bayer or Beare nephew of Good- 
wife Braybrooke. 

Thomas Wells, 42 years, ship carpenter, bro. 
of Benj Marshall. Thomas Wells had wife Nao- 
mi, 31 years old. 

lidmon Marshall, 70 years, wife Melesent, 67 
years, daughters Nahomi und Sarah. Melesent 
Marshall member of church in Salem 30 yrs. 

1754, March 13, Elisabeth, relict of John Ap- 
pleton, died aged 91. dau Pres. John Rogers, 
and gr-dau. Gen. Denison. Of superior endow- 
ments by nature, education and grace. — Felt. 




Nathaniel Ward, 

On Mrs A, 

lire i dst reel's Poems, 

Mrs. Anno Bradstreet, the earliest noetcss of 
New England, lived in Ipswich from 1G35 to 
Hil.'i. Her son Simon was horn herein 1640. 
lie wrote in his diary, " 1 was borne in N. Eng- 
land at Ipswitch, Septem 28, being Monday, 
1(110;" and at another date, 1651, lie says 
he was returned lo Ipswich for his prepara- 
tion to enter College : "I had my Education in 
the same Town at the free .School, the master of 
w'ch was my ever respected U'reind Mr Ezekiell 
Cheevers." His mother speaks of him in a poet- 
ical description of her family, as the one who 

" Unto the C.llege Hew 
To chat among the learned crew ; 
Ambition moves still in his breast 
That he might chant above the rest. 
Striving for more than to do well, 
That nightingales he might excel." 

lie was married by Maj. Gen. Denison to his 
cousin Lucy Woodbridge of Newbury, and became 
the Minister of >"ew London. 

Mrs Bradstreet's daughter Sarah married Rich : 
Hubbard, brother of William the historian and 
minister of the First Church. Her son John m. 
Sarah Perkins of Topslicld, (or Ipswich Farms,) 
the ceremony being performed by Maj Gen Deni- 
son And her daughter Mercy m. Major Nath'l 
Wade, who went from Ipswich to Mystic. While 
Mistriss Bradstreet lived in Ipswich, she wrote, 
(judging from their dales,) several of the poems 
contained in her book : Elegy on Sidney, 1G;}(S, 
On Du Bartus, 1(111, Dialogue of Old and New 
England, 1(112, Queen Elizabeth, 1643, On my 
Mother, 1(548. Her lather was " The H:n. Tho : 
Dudley, Esq. one of the Governours of the Mas- 
sachusetts," and he lived in Ipswich from 1635 to 
1639 ; he had a houselot assigned him on High st. 
a lew rods east of the burying yard ; he was very 
stern and blunt, but much loved by his daughter 
who calls him a " Magazine of History ;" he 
wrote a very quaint little piece in verse which has 
been printed many limes. 

Mrs. Bradstreet is described as "si lady of 
gracious demeanour." She writes plaintively of 
her coming to New England: " I found here i 
new world and new manners, at which my heart 
rose ; but after I was convinced it was the way of 
God, I submitted to it." And she soon appears to 
have discovered that happiness does not depend 
on outward circumstance-!, for she says, " Could 
I have been in Heaven without the Love of God, 
it would have been a Hell to me ; for in Truth it- 
is the absence oi presence of God that makus 
Heaven or Hell." 

Mrs. Bradstreet's book is entitled — " Several 
Poems composed with great variety of Wit and 
Learning, lull of Delight," &c. The title wa? giv- 
en and the volume printed without her knowledge, 
The following poem by Ward is written about tlm 
book. Mr Ward came to Ipswich in lo;54, arriv- 
ing a few weeks later than Mr Parker who came 
to town in May of that year. tl Bartus' Book," 
with which .he compares Mrs Bradstreel's is,— 
"DuBartas: His Diuine Weekes and Workes, 
with a comp'eate Collection of all the most de- 
lightfull Workes," &c. Du Bartas was an espec- 
ial favorite of Mrs Bradstreet and the people of 
her generation. He lived 1540-90. 
Mr. Ward** Lines. 

Mercury shew'd jlppollo, Bartus Book, 
Minerva, this, and wisht him well to look,. 
And tell uprightly which did which excell. 
He view'd and view'd, and vow'd he could not tel. 
They bid him Ilemisphear his mouldy nose, 
With craekt leering glasses, for it would pose 
The best brains he had in's old pudding pan, ' 
Sexweigh'd, which best, the Woman or the Man? 
He peer'd, and por'd, & glar'd, & said for wore 
l'me even as wise now as I was before : 
They both 'gan laugh, and said it w:is no mar'l, 
The Auth'ress was a right Du Bartas Girle. 
Good sooth, quoth the old Don, tell ye me so? 
1 muse whither at length these Girls will go; 
It half revives my chil frost-bitten blood, 
To see a Woman once do ought that's good : 
And cliode by Choucer's Hoots ami Homer's Purrs, 
L et Men lcok lo't, least Women wear their spurrs. 


itrutn mm. 





Entered at Post Office as second class matter. 

Published Monthly, 2a cents per year. 

Augustine Caldwell, Akthjjk W. Dowk. 

P. O. Address, — Antiquarian Papers. Box l£>0. 
Ipswich Mass. 

l^iF No Antiquarians have been issued since 
August, 1882. The publication is now resumed, 
and they will be continued during the present 
year. A heliotype of an ancient Know! ton house 
made from a drawing by Mr Everett H. Hub- 
bard, will appear in the next number; and later 
numbers will contain views of houses sup- 
posed to have been erected by John Winthrop, 
jr.,— drawings by Mr. A. W. Dowe. 

Letters to Madame Rebekah Symonds. 

The American Antiquarian Society of Wor- 
cester, Mass., have a collection of Letters written 
by Mr. John Hall to his Mother, Madame Rebek- 
ah [Swaine] Symonds, of Ipswich. The Letters 
are written from London and Assington 1GG3-84. 
The Library Committee of the Am. Antiq. So. 
have very kindly given us permission to make ex- 
tracts from these letters. 

Madame Symonds was four times married. — 
She was born at Sarum. about 1616 ; died in Ips- 
wich 109.0, and her gravestone may 6till be seen 
in the old High Street yard. Her death is re- 
corded on the Town Records: " Mrs. Rebeckah 
Symonds, widow and relict of Samuel Symonds, 
Esq., (late Dept Gouern'r decea'cd,) died July 
ye 21, 1605." 

She married (1) Henry Byley of Sarum about 
1636; he came to New England 1G38, and she 
soon followed ; he died at Salisbury about 1G40, 

leaving two children, Henry and Rebekah. 

She married (2) April 3, 1641, Mr. John Hall, 
of Salisbury, and had John born March 18, 1642, 
who is the writer of the letters. 

She married (3) Mr. William Worcester, July 
22, 1G50. And in 1GG3, married (4) Dep. Gov. 
Symonds of Ipswich, and lived on the P rgilla 
Earm. We think the farm house was only a rod 
or two from the house of the late Aaron Brown, a 
descendant of Gov. Symonds. 

Mad. Symonds' son Henry Byley died unm. 
Her dau. Rebekah Ryley '.n. Rev. John Hale, and 
had a son Robert. Her son John Hall went to 
England in 1GG3, married Elisabeth Liune, died 
in 1691, and left a daughter Elisabeth, who m. a 
Rogers. A miniature portrait of this child was 
sent to Mad. Symonds. 

Extracts from Letters. 

"These tfor his honoured Mo'her, Mrs Rebak- 
ah Symonds at her house in Ipswich, N England." 

March 17, 1GG1-5, London. This day I rec. 
a Letter from Mrs. Bat, wherein haue notice that 
my Sister [Rebekah Byley.] is married. To whom 
ppray present my Loue, as also to her spoustis. 
1 should have been glad to heare the newes from 
her selfe. I haue sent her a Allemod scarfe. To 
yourself and my (father each of you a knife, one 
with an allethropian the other with an agate hast. 
I shall not friile to write to Mr. Rawson. Three 
days since had a letter from Barbadoes from my 
my brother, [Henry Byley.] 

[To his mother he sent with letter the follow- 
ing articles, per order: A (lower satin mantle 
lined with sarsnet, £1 10s; a silver clasp for it, 
2s Gd ; cinnamon Taflity, 15s; Two Cambrick 
whisks with two pare of cuds, £1. 

March 22, 1664-5 Haueing an oppertunity 
by John Eaton to present my duty to you, I could 



not let it passe, for I meeting him acceHen'ly this 
d*y, did suppose him to bee the man yt hee was, 
which when I asked him, I found I was not de- 
ceived ; and by this I see I can discern a the face 
of a N : K : man though he forget mine. By him 
I was told the name of my new brother, [Rev. 
John Hale,] which I knew not before; indeed, 
in a letter from Mrs. Patt 1 was informed that 
my sister is married : but shee said not to whom. 
Peace mother, I was much affected to thinke yt 
shee should bee seated soe far remote in the 
country, namely at Satto, as he saith she dwells: 
But I remember what my Late father Worcester 
said to old Moyre, when he complained How he 
was crossed of his designs of haueing all his 
children Line with him at Haverhill, viz., the Bee 
when it swarmes doth not receive the stocke in 
ngaii.e to her hiue ; but Lets the young ones shift 
for themselues, and by that means propagetes ils 
kind: soe, said my (father to the old man, you 
haue swarmed, and will you bee soe unaturall as 
to ra ike I ut a family e of them again? Surely it 
is not tie way to replenish the earth. 

But your case is worth taking notice of, that 
hauing but three Children, you have not seen ym 
all 3 together this 18 years at least. And yt now 
one is at Satto in N : E: and one at Barbadoes, 
and the Simple Author of this Letter in London, 
and all of us from you. 

London, May 21, 1CGG. Dear mother, I have 
heard, that the sickness is in Sarum [his mother's 
native place and where she held property,] six 
persons died in one day, which hath made the In- 
habitants to forsake their dwelling. Letters from 
there say that in one week's time, 500 Cart loads 
of Goods were conveyed out of that Town. Like 
wise we are not free in London. In London and 
the places near Adjacent their died in 9 weeks 
time, 54 Thousand, (in South Hampton their 
hath died 18 hundreth,) in a short time at Col- 
chester in the county of Essex died about 3200, 
their now dies about 100 a week. A.t Mortelatt, 

a small parish in the County of Surrey, died 200 
persons in a week. Neither doth it spare great 
men's hous 1 s. The Arch Bishop of Cnnterburys 
house at Lambeth is now visited, (which I believe 
is as welcome to him as his visitations arc to 
many people. ) * 

My brother was this day with me in health. 
As also my Cozen Bonnet Swaine. I hear my 
Vncle Intends to Remove his family to a place 
called lfarley. 

[In May 1GC7, he writes that his brother, Hen- 
ry By ley, is bound again to Barbadoes in a 
Swedish sbipe, with an Adventure ; lie tears he 
"is a graine to Light, and counsells him to be 
Circumspect." " Let your Letter be directed to 
the Kings Armes in Jewen Street for mce."] 

Ma;/ 18. 1GG8. It was a saying of Mr. Nor- 
ton's, " Parents have need of the obedience cf 
their children, and children being dutifull doth 
not only comply with the Devine precept, but 
supply their parents want ; and further their 
owne and their Relations felicity and cod tent by 
a mutuall comp'.asencie in each other." 

August 31, 1GG8. I was lately at Sarum and 
soe at Bristoe about a perplext business for my 
Cossen Pennet Swaine, who hath by his earless 
woeing Lost the Loue of his Irish Mrs which 
hath much troubled that family, especially my 
Ant, who is now taken verieSiek, and we ex- 
ceedingly fear her dissolution : 

Good mother, I was sorry to Hear by Mr Ja- 
cob yt you were not well. Every Crack of the 
Clay house gives us cause to mind a fall. 

My brother I hope ere this yon have seen. 
[Henry Byley went to Ipswich in 1GG8.] 

My Grandmother was with mee at my Lodging 
in her coach two days since, with her daughter, 
and her daughter's daughter, and her daughter's 
daughter's daughter ; all well and mei ie together, 
even four generations one vnder another, a sight 
Rarely seen. She desired me to Remember her 
Loue to you. 




Assinglon, August 5, l(J69. Having an oper- 
tunity b}' my Brother Syuionds, I shall give you 
Hn accompt of my & your affairs. I have already 
told you that it hath pleased providence to give 
mee a sutable maLeb : and that I now Liue at my 
father in Laws, .Mr tiamucll Linnc in As.-ington, 
wch is about 2 miles ofe of the Cilty : he is to 
keep bouse dureing his Life : and at his desease 
he hath covenanted to giueus 80/s p Annum cop- 
I py hold Tenements, and the household goods val- 
ued at 200's. 

My uncle Hall and my Ant Berry have gmm 
us a solemne visile, and my Ant Berry llaih pre- 
sented us with a fair piece of plate : 

In the same vessel which conveyed his letter he 
sent to Mad. Symonds : A Light blew blanket ; 
200 pins ; \h yards chainlet, also Dod on the 
Commandments, which was my grandmother 
Swains Book, and my Ant .lone said you had a 
great fancie for it. Therefore I have bound it in 
green plush, and presented it to you. Also by 

J my Brother Symonds I haue sent you and my 
. father, my sister priscilla, and Beck Stacie, each 
of you a pure of weding glouos. Like wise by 
him I haue sent my grandmother's funeral ring, 
that my vncle Hall presents you with. I would 
have sent you an escouchin, but time will not Ad- 
mit, But by the next opportunity I shall endeav- 
e to procure it. 


1G39. John Stone and his wife were admon- 
ished to make biger bread, & to take heede of 
offending by making too little bread hearafter. 

Nov. 4, lG4o. Itt being the time & turne of 3 - e 
Depu'te for to choose & appointe ye minister to 
preach the sermon at ye next courle of Eleccon, 
they chose & desired Mr. Nathaniell Rogers of 
Ipswich to preach ye next eleccon sermon. 

1G47. John Baker is licensed to draw wine at 
Ipswich aecordg to ordr. 

lC4.8,Cct. 18. The village at the newe med- 
owes at Ipswich is named Toppesfeild. 

The 18th of the (8) 1649. Whereas complaint 
hath beenc made of the great Danger yt may 
acrew to the ynha'uytants by reason of some men 
setting stacks of bay ncare to there dwelling bous- 
es if fire should happen, Yt is therefore ordered 
that who so2\er hath layd any hay or yng corne 
in the straw within there dwelling houses, or have 
left any bay stacks within 3 rode of there dwcll- 
houses, shall remove it within six dayes after no- 
lice, vnder the penalty of twenty shillings. 

22th of ye 12th month, 1652: Granted to 
Thomas Clarke *fc Keginall ffoster that when they 
shall haue GUtt through a passage from this River 
into Chobacco Riuer of ten foot wide and soe 
Deepe as a Lighter may pass through Louden, 
and to make a lord and foote Bridge over that, 
then the towne hath given & Granted vnto the 
aforesaid Thomas Clarke & Reginall truster the 
sum of ten pounds toward the said passage. 

1G51. Mo^es Pengry sett up his sail panns 
and workes. 

Ipswich names in Dover, 16G5. John Reiner, 
John Heard ; at Portsmouth, 1GG5, John Hart, 
Thomas Dennis, Prancis Reyner. 

1GGG. Richard Woodey of Bostou & Mr. Hen- 
ry Russell ollpawitch haue been &, are vppon the 
worke and in preparation for salt peeter and gun 
powder, — they be encouraged, &c. 

17.")7. Winter street, formerly called Whipples 

In 16 79 it was feared if horses were put upon 
Plum Island they would eat up the grass and the 
sand would blow over the island and ruin it. 

fcgt We have MSS concerning the Harrises, 
Dea. Joseph Goodhue, a Summons to a Witch 
tiial, which will appear in fu'.ure numbers. 





New Jersey, in (Croisix?) Decern ye 31, '76. 
Icannot express the hardships and fetague we 
have under gone on our march from place to place 
On Sunday ye 22 of Decm'r, we marched to 
Bristol and incamped in the woods near the town 
On Christmas night we marched with about 2000 
men to ferry about 7 miles from camp, in order to 
pass over to the Jersey side of the River to a tack. 
a party of the enemy, that lay at a place called 
Mount Holly. But the ise prevented our cross- 
ing that night. But the troops that lay about 20 
miles up the river against Trintown got a cross, 
and marched round and came in upon the bak ©f 
Trintown about doming, and began a heavy fire 
with their field peases, which surprised the ene- 
my, so they soon surrendered. The whole that 
was taken was 925 ; about 20 killed and wounded, 
six brass field peases, a great quantity of small 
arms and blankets. This gave the enemy a grate 
shock, so they soon retreated from the other pla- 
ces whare they intended to stay while the river 
was froze strong enough to cro99. 

Pensavanea Valley fery, Jan'y 11, 1777. I am 
dull to think of loosing Thomas w'jo was not only 
my koock, but my wash woman, and nus in sick- 
ness : in shorte he is good for almost everything. 
But he is going home. I wish him well with all 
my heart. David is ben a water [waiter?] in the 
mess sometimes, and he is going too. It will 
seam as if we must brak up house keeping, unles 
we can find some new ones. 

I shall be verry glad of some winter shirts if I 
should come home. If I should not come I must 
go naked, for I can get nothing hear. 

Albany, Octrye 27, 1777. I expect we shall 
march tomorrow morning down the river towards 
tbe Pakskill, and I expect we be ordered to Phel- 
ladelpha to take another winters camppain in the 
Jerseys. Soldier* must not complain. If Genl 
Wo9hington is but able to take care af Genl How 
I hope we shall get into winter quorters in seaion. 

I have not received any money since 1 left SpriDg 
field. My dear, due get a good stock of syder if 
you can get anybody to trust you for it. I have 
sent two letters to cousin Tom to have him come ; 
due tell him he must come if he can. I send this 
letter by Mrjlidden who with several others of 
my company ha got furloughs for 2 months. Mr 
Ireland is very sick at New City. Joseph Lord is 
sick in camp ; the rest are stirring about. 

Feb. 22, 1778. Head qt. What our 9oldiers 
have sufftrred this winter is beyond expression, 
as one half has been barefoot and all mo3t naked 
all winter; the other half very badly on it for 
clothes of all sorts ; and to Com Pleat our messery 
very shorte ont fur piovission. Not long since 
our brigude drue but an half days Lounce of meet 
in eight days. But these defetlis the men bore 
with a degree of fortitude becoming soldiers. 

Rhode Island ye 18 August 1778. Last Satur- 
day we took post within two miles of the enemy* 
lines, and are preparing Battree which will be 
oppened on them prety soon, It is eayd the French 
fleet have taken 21 sail of transports and are now 
off Block Island. I received your letter by Jacob 
Hodgkins. I should be very glad if you could 
tun my old coat. 

Sept 9, 10. John Story and Dr Manning go 
home from Providence, taking letters from Camp. 

Providence, Oct. 13, 1778. Wehave just heard 
that there is accounts from Genl Washington that 
12 Regts of the enemy from New York are im- 
barked and sailed to the East ward, and it is thot 
the same are now off of Newporte. But whether 
they are to land there or goo farther i3 unsarting. 
Give my duty to my parents and sister, and my 
compliments to Capt Kendall and wife. 

[With the last date the Revolutionary Letters 
of Captain (afterward Colonel) Joseph Hodgkins 
end. The originals are carefully preserved by 
Mr Francis H. Wade of this town, who is a de- 
scendant of Col H.] 

nJiquariim iters. 


IPSWICH, MASS., .MAY, 1883. 


John Khowlton's House, 1691-2. 

The above hcliotype is a copy (by Everett S. Hubbard,) of an oil 

sketch made many years ago. The house was built by John Knowl- 
ton, shoemaker, on a lot granted to him in 1091-2, and was torn 
down in 1862. It stood at the southerly side of the Town Flail; and 
when the Hall was enlarged a year or two since, it was removed to 
the site of this ancient dwelling. 

John Knowlton, the builder, died Sept. 11, 1720, leaving a widow 
Sarah, and two sons, Abraham and Isaac. 

Isaac married Mary Dear, Oct. 12, 1723. and had possession of 
the house. He died in 1758, and gave it to his widow, Mary (Dear.) 
She sold it to Robert Choate, whom she afterwards married ; Mr. 
Choate gave it to his daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth (Clioate) Farley, wife 
of Gen. Michael Farley. 

It was owned later by Aaron Wallis. 

In 1S20 It was bought by Amos Jones, blacksmith, and remained 
in his family till 1860. Two years later it was demolished. 

Hon. Charles A. Sayward, in an article published in the Chronicle, 
on the early Knowltons, supposes John Knowlton, (builder of the 
house,) to have been the son of John and Sarah Knowlton, and grand 
son of John who was of Ipswich as early as 1639. 


l'.Y SIDNEY l'Kia.KV, ES< V > , ItOXFOKD 

William Ivnowlton of Ipswich, bricklayer, sells to Edward Bragg of 
Ipswich, commonage, houselot, &c , which he bought of John An- 

drews, who bought the same of 
Thomas Bishop, who bought the 
same of Robert Hayes, to whom 
the freemen of Ipswich granted 
the same for a houselot; there 
hath been a. house built and re- 
moved to said land ; it adjoincth 
to other lands where I now 
dwell, whh I bo'tof Wm. Lamp- 
son] & Wm. Story ; bounded by 
Ipswich river and a lane on the 
east and west. Dated 28 : 12 : 
1613. Wit. Daniel Epes and 
Namuel Heyford. — Vol. 1, f. 7, 
(23 ) 

Inv. of est. of Richard F.mnp- 
kyn, late dec'd, app. 23 : 9 : 
1642, by Robt Payne and John 
Whipple. Allowed by court 26, 
1, 1645.— Vol. 1, f 7 (24.) 

Nov. J$8, 1645, Humphry 
Bradstreet conveys to Richard" 
Hutley one acre of marsh ; and 
ten acres of upland lying in the 
common field on ye north side 
of Ipswich town, bounded by 
Thomas Scott on the northwest, 
by John Satchwcll on the south 
east, in exchange for eighteen 
acres lying in the sd common 
field, bounded by marsh of Rich- 
ard Kimball, Egypt River, oth- 
erwise called north river, and 
sd Humfry Bradstreet. Wit: 
Samuel Symonds, Dan'l Epes. 
Vol. I, f. 9, (30.) 

; •/ </ 


- William Whitred of Ipswich, carpenter to Win. 
Symonds of Ipswich, laborer, ami Elizabeth his 
wite, a six aero lot of planting ground, which sd 
Whitred bought of Mr .John Whittingham, and it 
lyeth on the hill on the north side of" the tow 
between the lots of Christopher Osgood an«i Ezra 
Ilolfe ; consideration: the sd Win Symonds is to 
pav to Whitred one lieifer and £5, one half in 
Indian corn and tiie other half in wheat the next 
year, because the sd lot is mortgaged for security 
of the rent of a six acre lot which sd Whitred 
hired of Mr Bradstreet; dated 20:' 10: 1645. 
Wit: Samuel Symonds and Dorothy Symonds. — 
Vol. 1. f- «, (32.) 

Marshall John Harris, of Ipswich. 


•John Harris and Bridget his wife, were among 
the first settlers of Rowley. He died there Feb. 
15, 1G95. By wife Bridget ha had six children, 
of whom the third was John, born Oct. 8, lGi'J. 
This son John was the " Marshall Harris" of Ips- 
wich, who died in 1714, aged G4, whose grave 
stone is yet to be seen in the old burying ground. 

John Harris (1,) of Rowley, in 1GG3, bought 
of Thomas Ay res 108 acres of land in Haverhill, 
which he gave to his son John, as he says in his 
will, (dated Jan 8. 169.2, proved March 27, 
1G'J5.) In 1GS5 this land was sold by John Har- 
ris (2.) This was the Marshall, and of him we 
have collected the following facts: 

He is called locksmith and gunsmith. His wife 
was Esther or Hester. The records of the First 
Church in Ipswich show that John Harris took 
the covenant March 1, 1G73, and that on April 
12, 1674, John Harris and his wife were admitted 
to full communion. He was a freeman in 1085 ; 
was called Marshall in 1696 ; called t under-sheriff 
on his gravestone. He made his will July 16, 
1714, and died " Sept. ve 15, 1714, & in ye G4 
Year of his age." In his will he mentions his 

wife Esther, sons Thomas, John and Samuel, 
anil daughters. He is called " Marshall John 
Harris, late of Ipswich," in 171'.). He had the 
following children, all born in Ipswich : 

John born March 27, 1G73 

-Abigail, born March 5, 1675, m. Job Burnam 

Thomas, born June 12, 1G77 

Esther, born Nov. .S, 1679, in. Samuel Chapman, 

their intention of marriage was published 

Sept. 18, 1703 
Mary, bom Dec. 20, 1681. m. Grindall Knight; 

published Aug. 7, 1714. 
Margaret, born May 22, 1G<S5, in. Antony Smith 

published Aug. 16, 1718 
Samuel, born Nov 28, 1687 
Daniel, born August 25, 164)1 

Antony Smith, mentioned in the preceding ar- 
ticle, was the son of Thomas Smith, wheelwright, 
and Esther his wife, and grandson of George and 
Mary Smith who were in Ipswich in 1G48. Anto- 
ny married (1) Elisabeth Damarell, in 1712 ; she 
died 1710. He married in 1718, Margaret Har- 
ris. He died 1730, Oct. 14, aged 42. She died 
December, 1744. 

Ipswich Witch. 

Communicated by S. P. Mayberry, Cape Eliz- 
abeth, J\fainc. 

To Sarje't John Chote, sen'r, To Jonas Grego- 
ry, To James Burnam, all of Ipswich, mary An- 
drews, Sarah Rogors, Margnriel Low, Sary II al- 
wel, you & each of you all hereby Required jn 
thair majesties names To make Your personall 
apperance before ye Worshipfull maj'r Sam'll 
Appleton, Esq., & ye Clerk of ye Court to be at 
ye house of Mr. John Spark in Jpswich on ye 22d 
Day of This Instant aprile, at two o'clock after- 
noon, Then and There to Give in Your Severall 
respective Evidences in behalf of thair majesties 
concerning well Clearing up of ye Grounds of 
Suspission of Rachel! Clentons being a witch, who 
is Then and Thair to be upon further examina- 



lion. Therefore So make Your apperance ac- 
cording to tliis Sumons fail nott at your perril. 
Ipswich, Dated aprill 21st, 1(>'.>2. 

Curiam Tho's Wudc, Clerk. 
Ye Constable of Ipswich is alike Required to 
Give notis to ye said persons, & to make re- 
returnc as ye Law Directs. Curr T W Clk. 

According to this within written I haue Sumonsed 
and warned them : to Apere According to Time 
«& Plase by me William Baker, Constable. 
Dated this: 22d of April, 1692. 

[On the back is another writing which I am un- 
able to decipher, and the word Jobacco, (Che- 
hacco.) Robert Stan i ford settled in Newcastle 
about 1070, and soon after Thomas Staniford. 
We have never been able to learn from what 
place they came. — a. r. M.j 

Rev. Sam: Belcher. 

In the High street Burying Yard is an old stone 
bearing the following inscription : " Here Lies ye 
Body of ve Reverend Samuel Belcher A Preacher 
at ye Shots Many Yeare. He was called To 
Newbury new town & There Lived LS Years tfc 
He Died March ye 10, 1711, A.ged 74." A tra- 
ditional Ipswich story is, that he was dependant 
on his neighbors kindness in his latest life. Con- 
cerning this Miss S. F. Jewett, of'Stratham, NIL 
sends us the following extract from Collin's New- 
bury : "The first settled minister in the second 
parish, now the first, in West Newbury, was the 
Rev. Samuel Belcher. Of him, much to the sup 
posed discredit of the parish, the story has been 
often told that when he grew old and unable to 
preach, his parishioners cast him off and carted 
him back to Ipswich, his native place. The facts 
are these : He was settled, as was then the cus- 
tom, as their pastor for life, with this proviso, 
that if he remained in town, he should have the 
use of the parsonage-house and land as long as he 
lived ; but if he chose to leave town, they should 
revert to the parish. Preferring, when no longer 

able to preach, to spend the few remaining days 
of his pilgrimage in his native place, he relinquish 
ed the use of the parsonage, and had his goods 
and furniture put into the ox-cart for, removal He 
then said to his friends, 'if you will place the beds 
in the cart properly, I will ride with the goods, as 
I can go that way easier than any other.' This 
was accordingly done, the old gentleman placed 
on the bed, and, at his own request, he was lit- 
erally carted out at'town. This, in the absent-* 
of anything, in that day, like a chaise, or any 
other modern vehicle, was undoubtedly the easi- 
est and most comfortable mode, in which he 
could be conveyed home. In the Boston Newa- 
Letter of 171"), I find the following: 

Ipswich, March 12, 1714-lf). This day we bur- 
ied Rev. Samuel Belcher in a good old age, hav- 
ing lived near 7('> years. He was for many years 
a preacher of the gospel at the Isle of Shoals and 
afterward settled at Newbury. Fits religion was 
pure and undefiled. His divinity sound and or- 
thodox, his conversation very cheerful and^agrec- 
able, yet grave withal. But that which highly dis- 
tinguished him in his order was his excellent gift 
in preaching, nothing being more entertaining 
than his ordinary sermons. Like a well instructed 
scribe, as he was, he always brought forth things 
new and old, profitable and pleasant. Omma 
tulit jninetum qui mi.scuit utile, dulci. A few 
months before his death he removed to Ipswich, 
the place of his birth." 

William Wade, son to Co'll Tho : and Elizabeth 
Wade, dyed at sea, being kild in fight by a 
Frenchman, April .">, 1697. 

William White of Haverhill, 1683, bequeaths 
to Nathaniel Smith of Ipswich, his breeches, 
Jacket, and my white hat I wore week days. 

Dea. Thomas Knowlton died Aprill ye .'!, 1692 

Dea. .lacob Foster dyed .Inly 9, 1710. 

Nathan Fellows drowned March lfi, 174.'}. 
crossing Mile Brook. 



Births— 1664. 

Mary daughter of Kilicres Ross, borne 31 March 
John, sonn John Ross, 9th Aprill 
David sonn Alexander Tompson, 19 May 
Mathew son John Whipple, 29 May 
John French, a daughter borne and died Aprill 1 
Sainuell son Shoreborn Willson, 4 Aprill 
Moses, son Robert Pearse, 30 May 
John son Renold Foster, 15 Julv 

v.Sarah, daughter John Safford, 14 July 
Mary daughter Thomas Wade 9 Agust 

\Toseph son of Joseph Satlburd 11 August 
Nathanill son of John Aires 6 July 
Triphena daughter of Henry Russell 9 July 
Judith daughter of Cornelius Waldo 12 July 
Sarah daughter of Thomas Burnam 29 June 
Nath : son Ezekiell Rogers 14 August 
Francis, son Francis Wainwright, 25 August 
Mary daughter Nathll Rust borne in June 
Mary daughter of F.zekiell Woodward the eighth 
of Decembar about three of the clock after 
Sarah, dan Mr Samuell Rogers, octob. 14 
Symon sonn of Thomas Stace borne 25 Dcembar 
Hanah daugh Funnell Ross January 8 
Martha daughter Nathl Wells Jan 13 
Joseph sonn Samuell Ayres 29 octob 
Samuell son Nicolas Wallis 11 June 
John son of William Dirkye 3 Jan 
Margrett daughter Mr John Rogers, 18 Feb 
Edward son of Edmond Deare 21 Feb 
Joseph son of cornett John Whipple 6 Mch 
Daughter of William Story 4 March 
Sarah daughter Edward Allen 1 March 
Ann daughter of Richard Shatswell 21 Feb 
Joana daughter Symon Tuttle 24 September 
Moriah daughter of John Smith 28 February 
Hanah daughter John French 8 March. 
Elisabeth daughter of Robert Collings 1G January 
William son Thomas Harris 12 December 
Mary daughter John How 25 February 
Johnson Saml Ingolls 20 August 

Mary daughter Nathanell Pyper 15 Dec 
Rebecka daughter John Kimball, February 
Anah daughter Caleb Kemball 11 Decemb 


Can any of your local antiquarians tell me when 
and where Samuel Wigglesworth, died? He was 
the son of the Rev. Samuel, (minister of the 
Hamlet parish,) and a graduate of Harvard Col- 
lege in the class of 1752. He was born August 
25, 1734, and died near the beginning of the 
present century. Samuel A. Green, Boston. 

Have you any references to Edward Allen of 
Ipswich, who married Sarah, dan. of Richard 
Kimball, Nov 24, 1058? his ancestry, and when 
he came to Jpswich? — Alfred Smith, Boynton ave 
Germantown, Pa. 

I learn by the History of Ipswich, that Thomas 
Brown, weaver, was among the early settlers of 
Ipswich, and that his daughter was the first white 
child born there. Had he sons or grandsons of 
the names Thomas, John and Eleazer? Did they 
remove from Ipswich previous to 1700, and 
where? — A. A. Galloupe, Beverly. 

In 1048 a brook in Rowley called " Satchwell's 

In 1775, Daniel Noyes, Esq., succeeded Dea. 
James Foster as Post Master. 


Entered at Post Office as second class matter. 

Published Monthly, 25 cents per year. 

Augustine Caldwell, Arthur W. Dowe. 

P. O. Address, — Antiquarian Papers. Box 159, 

Ipswich Mass. 


l r l 

mum ppips. 

vol. in. 




Entered at Post Office as second class matter. 

Published Monthly, 2f> cents per year. 

Auoustinic Cai.uwkll, Akthur W. Dowk. 

1'. O. Address, — Antiquarian Papers. Box 159, 

Ipswich Mass. 

Col. Wada Papers. No. 1. 
In possession of Mr. Francis H. Wade. 

[Prospect Hill.} Genr'l Orders, July 23d, 
mi>. Parole, Brunswick, Countersign, Prinre- 
toWn. As the Continental army have unfortu- 
nately no uniform and consiquentty many lncon- 
vineances must arise from not being able to Dis- 
tinguish the Commissioned ollicer from the Pri- 
vates, it is ordered that Some Radges of Distin- 
guishment he Provided for immediately. The 
field officers May Have Red or Pink Couler Cock- 
ades in their hats, the Capt yellow or Snuff Col- 
lour, the Subbalterns Green : they are to furuesh 
themselves accordingly. The Serjents, Majors 

and to he Distinguish By an Kparlet or 

strip of Red Cloth or knot on the Right Sholder, 
the Corpel By one of green : 

The People imployed to make Spears are De- 
sired By the Geml to make four Dozen of Spears 
Immediately, thirteen feet in Length, and the 
Wood Part a good Deal more substantial than 
those already made; Particularly those in the 
New Hampshier Lines are Rediculously Short & 
Can answer no Purpose. 

The Commanding ollicer of the Different Works 
& Posts are once more ordered to furnish them- 
selves with a sufficient number of Gibbets & fas- 
sienes, which are to Stop up the Entrysof their 
Respective Redouts & Lines, and Repair their 

Works which may be Either Damaged by the 
weather or fire of the Enemy. It is observed 
that several of the Entries of the Redouts are 
still left open without any sort of defence, the 
Commanding officers of each Redout therefore 
ordered to Cut a Wide dug Ditch at the Entrance 
and lay bridge of Plank a Cross this, to be done 
without delay. 

John Dennis in Capt foster Company in Col. 
Gridly's Regmt of artilery, tried for Desertion 
and intending to go to the Enemy, is acquitted by 
the Genrl Cort Martial. 

Ensign Grafton accused by Col. Scammon for 
abusive Language when under Arrest, tried By 
a Genrl Court Martial, of which Col. Nixon is 
President, the Court was unanimously of the 
opinion that the Prisoner was not Guilty, and do 
therefore acquit him with honnor. 

Left Taslon be forthwith Released from his 

Michael Burry of Captain Parker's Com- 
pany, in Col Prescot's Regt, tried by the same 
Genrl Court Martial for Refusing his Deauty and 
Enlisting into another Company the Court Con- 
dem'd the Prisoner and Order him to take .'19 
Lashes, the sentence to be put into execution at 
the head of Regt. 

Field ollicer of the day, Col. Scammons ; for 
Main 3uard, Lieut. Col. Smith; ollicer for Fa- 
tigue, Lieut. Col. Baldwin; Adjutant of the Day, 

febru: "22th, 1649. .Mr. Nathaniell Roggers is 
posesed by the Grant of the towne of one house 
lott on the south side of the Riuer, haueing the 
Riueron the north west, the streete on the south 
east, the land of mr. Richard Saltingstall south 
west, and the land of Isaac Coinings northeast: 



alsoe six acres of planting j round haueing the 
high way on the south east, the liiuer north 
west, the laud of rur. Saltingstall north east, & 
his own land south west : Also forty acres of 
land towards Chebaceo haueing the land of Mr. 
Jonathan Wade on the north east & of rur. Salt- 
ingstall south east & a Swamp north west. Alsoe 
eight acres where he hath built his farme .housejin 
exchange haueing the common south west and 
south : alsoe flfteerie acres of meaddow near mr. 
Simonds his farme, bounded by the common round 
about. Also a farme at the new meaddowcs con- 
taining three hundred acres, Bounded by mr. 
Bradstreet his farme on the south, mr. Salting- 
stalls farme east, the common north and North 
east, mr. William paine north east — to enjoy all 
the severalla Grants to him & his heirs forever. 

Letters to Mad. Rebekah Symonds.— 2. 

Extracts from the Originals in the Archives of 
American Antiq. So. Worcester. 

Mr. John Hall, Assington, to his Honoured moth- 
er, Mrs. Rebekah Symonds : 

You may remember that in the year 1G65, my 
Brother [Henry Byley,] Adventured tosaile from 
Barbadoes to London : it was a dismal Day with 
us. The warr and the great plague being in Con- 
junction. And it proved sad for my Br. He had 
shipt his all in three vessels, whereof one snnke 
at sea ; and had not God's mercie afforded anoth- 
er Company with them, he had himsclfe gon 
down into the Deep as his concerns in it did ; one 
other was taken by the enemy, and soe only one 
of the three came safe for England. Also that 
ship wch took mv brother vp out of the sinking 
ship, for fear of enimies, (Dutch, ffrench and 
Dane being all Combined agt England,) sailed 
unto Ireland; soe my Brother was faine to trav- 
el quite through that Countrey from Kilkenny to 
Dublin, and then in a small vessel shipt himselfe 
from thence to West Chester, aud there being 
Landed he came Like a poore pilgrim to Sarum. 

March 15, 1671. I bought your mull's of my 
cozen Jno Rolfe, who tells me they are worth 
more money than I gave for ym. You desired 
ym modish and yet Long; but here with ub they 
are worne much shorter : these were made a pur- 
pose for you. For neck lases Amber is much 
in vse, also scotch pearle, wth counterfeit peaiie 
which may be bought very cheap. 

At Sarum a Busie Bishop and a ranting Re- 
corder have troubled and imprisoned seveiall 
good people for private meetings of worship; 
and amongst others my she cozen Rolfe, Cozen 
Thomas Batt, & one Wiliam Hall one of your 
tenants, who was taken in one of your houses in 
in Castel street. Cozen Mr Edmands, Mr Wil- 
liams, and one Mr Bailer the alderman of Sarum, 
have been imprisoned and put to fouity pounds 
charges a man. 

Assington, Juneye 30, 1671. My cousin Banks 
Kenton intreats you to sel for him the two gold 
rings for what you can get : yet if they wil not 
yield soe much as that you can afford to pay him 
for ym in England, his Lequest is ytby some safe 
hand they may be Returned againe. I have like- 
wise inclosed a letter from my Ant Phelps and a 
note from my Ant Jone, wharin she desires shee 
may Live Rent free in a house of 121b per Annum 
of yours, in which shee now Lives. If you think 
meet to doe soe, 1 shal not Require any Rent of 
her: or if you please you may enjoyne her to pay 
at her death if shee bee able : for she hath a 
house of her owne In Sarum, wch stands right 
agst my Grandfather Swains house where you 
were borne in Winchester street, wch shee in- 
tends to give to my cozen Bennet Swaine, ye son 
of my uncle Bennet of Milford. 

Cozen Keinton alias Matthews is Lately Do- 
ceased. Also the Cozen Rolfe yt was old vncle 
Burgasses Daughter is deceased : her sister Al- 
lumbridge is now a prisoner in ye Kings Bench 
for Debt : also my cozen Sam Allumhri Ige, hir 
son, is Lately broke : by whome I am Like to 




Loose money owing me by bonds, — some Rela- 
tions who have dealt very vnhansomly with me. 
I now find yr advice is a mean to be followed, — 
tis good to be charitable, but not soe as to bring 
ones self to the Hospitall. 

Here was lately with me my Brother in Law 
Harlatington Symonds, who brought noe Letters 
from you ; hee Lodged one night with mee, and 
told mee hee was to goe into Essex : lice desired 
mee to Lend him a Little money: But being he 
had noe Letters Rccommemlatore from yourselfe 
or my (Father Symomis, I only Lent him twenty 
shillings weh he promised to repay mee in 14 
days. I have not heard of him since. I Doubt 
hee is a graine too Light, weh possibly may pre- 
judice him wth his Relations in Essex and Hapely 
the Lesse personal! acquaintance hee may have 
with them, the more hee may be Respected, ac- 
cording too: proverb 17: 27, 28 vs. Yet Mr. 
Samuell Wilson told mee yt you did advise him 
to come over for England. 

Anthony Potter. 1648. 

Anthony and Elisabeth (Whipple) Potter were 
the earliest ancestors of the Ipswich Potters. 
They had at least seven children : John, Edmund, 
Samuel, Thomas, Anthouy, Elisabeth who mar- 
ried a Kimball, and Lydia who married a Put- 
nam. The first residence of Anthony and Eliza- 
beth Potter was a house built by Maj-Gen. Deni- 
son, near the present stone Mill; their second 
home was on the site of the house of the late Mr. 
Stephen Coburn, postmaster. In the old yard on 
the Hill the giave of Elisabeth may yet be found : 

Here Lys Buried 

Mrs. Elizabeth Potter 

who died March 

ye 10, 1712, aged 

8:1 years 

A tender mother 

A prudent wife 

at God's command 

resigned her life 

John 2 (Son of Anthony I,) married Sarah — . 
He died in 1 7 IN, and his widow Sarah in 1721. 

Here Lyeth ye Body 

of Mr John Potter 

Dce'd Sepr ye 9th 1718 

In ye OGth year 

of his age. 

John 2 and Sarah had : 

John 3, born 1P»80, m. Lydia Dear Dee. 2\. 1708, 
he died Oct 13, 172-1, aged 44, Lydia died Mch 
9, 1727. They had Lydia born 1715 died 1725; 
and Daniel born May 25, 1712, settled at No. 

Sa.iah, born Dec 1G85, married Fellows 

Elizabeth, born April 23, 1695, m Thomas Harris 

Mary, m Samuel York, 171 1 

Aaron 3, m Elisabeth Appleton - 

Esther. * 

Edmund 2, (son of Anthony 1,) m ( 1 ) Abigail, 
(2) widow Hannah (Pickard) Tuttle, 1701. lie 
was a trooper at Narragansett : He had : 

Elizabeth, born April 14, 1681 

Nathaniel, m Hannah Patch, 1710, 

Elizabeth born Nov. 17, H!94 

Edmund 3, born June 14, k;.x;5, died March 29, 
1735 ; he m Mercy Quarles, and had one child, 
Mercy, born May 28, 1904, and married Patch 
and had Edmond, John, James and Andrew 
Patch. He m (2) Elisabeth Walker, 1711, 
she survived him and married John Brown, 

Samuel 2, (son Anthony 1,) m (1) Joanna, 
(2) Ruth Dunton April 18^ 1C92, (3) Sarah Bur- 
ned, Dec. 4, 170.">. He had 

Sa^iiuel, in Hannah Dresser 

David b Mch 27 1695, in Mary Meriiam of Lynn 

Joanna, b June 16, 1686, m John Whipple, 1703 

Thomas, b April 15, 1691, in Susanna ITadley 

Anthony, b Oct 2 1696 

Esther, b Dec 18, 1700, died 1703 

Ezekiel died 1703 

Hester, b9 10 1706 

Lydia, b June 1, 1710 

Abigail, b Sept 6, 1713, d Dec31 1758 

Tn be Continued. 

Any Records of the Potters madly received. 




Deaths— 1004. 

Sarah wifeofAbra Fill, f» June 

Samuell sonn ofShorcborh Willson, 14 June 

Humphry Vinsent, 2. r > Decern 

Robert Kinsman, sen, 28 January 

Martha, dan Natli'l Wells, 12 Feb 

John Anabell, sen'r, 8 Oct 

James son of James How, jr., July 

Judith wife of Renold Foster, Octo 

Susuan Whitman, May 

Elizabeth wife of Edmond Bridges 31 Decemb 

Married.— 1G64. 
John Day and Sarah Pengry, 20 April 
John Ring and Mary Bray, 18 November 
Thomas Hart and Mary Norton, 12 October ' 
Saml Lomas and Sarah Smith, Nov 18 
John Hale sonn of Robt Hale late (decon) of 
Charlestown and Mrs Rebecka Biley late of 
Salsbury marred the 15th of Decembar, 1004, 
at Ipswich. 
Robert Whitman ami Hanah Knight, 9 November 
John Newman and Sarah Smith, 9 November 
William Dirkye and Martha Crose, Dec 20 
Vzall Wardalland Mary Ringe, 3 May 
Samuel Ferly and Ruth Trumball, 15 July 
Robert Crose and Martha Tredwell, Feb 19 
Thomas Tredwell and Sarah Titcomb, 1004 
Samuell Addams and Mehittabell Norton, 20 Dec 
Mr John Hale, son of Robert Hale, late deacon of 
ye church at Charlestowne, & Mrs Rebecca 
Byley, late of Salisbury in England, gent, were 
maried vpon the 10th day of December, anno 
Dom 1004, at Ipswich in New England, before 
me. Snmvel Symonds. 

Miss S. F. Jewett, Stratham, N. II., writes as 
follows concerning Martha Denison, grandaugh- 
ter of Maj-Gen. Daniel Denison : " The first 
husband of Martha Denison was Thomas Wiggin, 
who was born 5 March, 1002. He was a grand- 
son of Gov. Thomas Wiggin, also of Gov. Simon 

Bradstreet. Mr. Wiggin died in early manhood, 
leaving but one child, Hannah. 

Widow Martha (Denison) Wiggin then became 
the second wife of Capt Jonathan Thing, of Exe- 
ter. They were married July, 1G93, and had but 
one child, Daniel Thing, born 12 May 1094. 
Capt. Jonathan Thing died 30 Oct. 1094 ; his 
first wife was Ma.iy, daughter of Counsellor John 
Oilman, son of Edward Oilman, sen'r. He hail 
two other sons, Edward and Moses. 

Her third husband was Matthew Whipple of 

Rev. Joseph Appleton, born in Ipswich, 1751, 
grad. Brown Univ. married Mary, daughter of 
Jacob Hook, Esq., of Kingston, 15 June, 1777; 
ordained at North Brookfield, 30 Oct. 1776, where 
he died 25 July, 1795. — Kingston Record. 

1058. Newbury upon their presentment for 
want of a lattin scoole is to pay to Ipswich lattin 
8C00I, unles they by the next court provyde a 
lattin scoole master according to law. — Co. Iter. 

On the 23d of Oct. 1711, Newbury petitioned 
the Court to grant them leave to goe on with their 
meeting house that they have begun, that the 
farthermost of forty families and about thirty 
more of our neighbours are not aliove one and a 
half miles from the meeting house we're about to 
erect and prepare, and that we deem it our duty 
to maintain the reverend Mr Belcher, (for whom 
we have a peculiar respect,) until we may be or- 
derly dismist. — Hist. Newbury. 

Inscription on a Silver Cup, belonging to the 
First Church in Ipswich : 

"Ex Dono Capt. Simon Stacy to the Church 
ot Ipswich 1097." 

1038. John Wedgwood, for being in the 
company of Drunkards, to bee set in the stocks. 







Enteral at Post Office (IS second class matter. 
Published Monthly, 25 cents per year. 


P. O. Address, — Antiquarian Papers. Box W>!>, 
[pswiclt Mass. 

Boston, August 22, 1883. 
Mr. Arthur W. Dow: I send you a few items, 
which may excite a little local interest. 

Samuel A. Grkkn. 

Ipswich, Octnb. 16. This morning died Dr. 
Samuel Wallis of this place, about 40 Years of 
Age; a Man much employed in the publick Af- 
fairs of this Town, in which Trust he discharged 
himself with singular Faithfulness; and as he 
lived possessed of the great Esteem it Affection 
of the People, so his Death is very much lamented 
here. — The New-England Weekly Journal, Mon- 
day October 2 1 , 1728. 

On Tuesday Evening last [Dec. 29, 1731,] just 
about dark, Joseph Kembat, a Lad of about 15 
Years old, Skating on Ipswich Mill Pond, mistook 
Water for Ice (as is suppos'd) anil falling in, was 
drowned. — His body was found about an hour 
after. — The New -En gland Weekly Journal, Mon- 
day, January 4, 17:'. I . 

A Lad at Ipswich being from Home the Day 
before the late Storm on the 8th Instant, return- 
ing in the Evening, lost his Way, and perished in 
the Storm. — The. New-Englantl Weekly Journal, 
Tuesdays, September 22, 1741. 

1747. The lirst Deacons of the South Church 
were Aaron Potter and Joseph Appleton. 

To Mad. Rebekah Symonds. No. 3. 

Original Letters in the Archives of American An- 
ti/jiia rian Society, Worcester. 

Mr. John Hall, Assington, to his honoured moth- 
er, Mrs. Rebekah Symonds, Ipswich. 

Assington, Aug. 28, 1G73. [To his father Sy- 
monds ] My being ill at Faster and at Salisbury 
at Trinity, I had not opportunity to meet mr. 
J no Symonds, nor did I see Harlackenden. 

I have some desire to have my cattle In Xew 
England sold, and to buy with it some peice of 
Land in the Massachusetts Colony ; yt it might 
yield mee some smale Incomb, and be capable of 
Improuvment. This I hatfe the Ambition for, 
that I might at Least haue some share of my na- 
tive coin. trey. 

My brother-in-law, II. S. intends to saile in 
this ship for New England. 

May 28, 1074. [To his mother.] I have upon 
my friend Mr. [Samuel] Hall's Desire, consented 
to send you a servant, John Greav's Brother, 
( Francis Graves.) which I hope wil not bee to 
your disadvantage ; I would have pd his passage 
here, hail the master bin willing to have taken 
five pounds, bvt hee would not take vnder five, 
^ I thought better pay 7 lbs in new- England than 
live here ; an. I if it bee loo bnrthensome to you 
there : you know enough will pay soe much money 
there for five pound here, which you may Likewise 
draw \ [ion nic if see cause: 

my vncle Swaine hath ordered mee to buy a 
ring for you selle wich my Late Ant Jone be- 
queathed yon as a Remembrance, wch I have be- 
spoken, it hope to have made time enough to send 
by Capt Ben .Moore, Together with Blood stone 
bracelet for my sister Hale, wch my Brother Hale 
writ to mee for. Tell Har Symonds I marvel I 



had noc Letter from him : nor have I this year 
heard from Mr. I Inboard. 

[Articles sent to Mad. Symonds with this let- 
ter : one el \ of fine bag Holland, 2 yards 1-8 of 
Lute string, a Lawne whiske, wool cards one 
pare, a Heath Brush, 2 Ivorie Comb, ye bord box 

Abstracts No. 4. 


Granted to Humphrey Bradslreet 100 acres, 
bounded by Goodman Cross, North River, (also 
called Egypt River,) and Thomas Dorman. Also 
30 acres of upland ; ten of meadow, bounded by 
a Creek coming out of North River to the Reedy 
Marsh on the northest ; likewise 10 acres lying 
against ye marshes, bounded by Goodman Shats- 
well & Thomas Scott; likewise a house lot in 
Mill Street, bounded by Mr. Coggswell on the 
northwest. Dated 'J Dee. 1045. Signed by Rich- 
ard Saltonstall, Daniel Denison, Samuel Appleton 
Richard Jacob, Robert Lord and John Gage. — 
Vol. I, f. 10, (33.) 

June 3, 1074. Wm. Hubbard of Ipswich, con- 
veys, under mortgage, to John Richards of Bos- 
ton, merchant, for £324, his dwelling house and 
homestead in Ipswich; also 12 acres of land situ- 
ated within ye common fence, behind Simon Tom- 
son.s ; also 30 acres of meadow and upland, being 
part of Hatfield's farm, bounded by Lyman Tomp- 
son, John Choate, and the creek running under 
Halfield's bridge. Wit : Nicho : Paige and Anna 
Paige.— Vol I, f. 11 (34.) 

Granted by freeman of Ipswich to Samuel 
Symonds of Ipswich, farm of 500 acres of vpland 
and meadow, A.. 1). 1637, whh was laid out ac- 
cordingly ; it has since been called Olivers ; 
bounded in 1645, Dec. 16, as follows, viz: on 
common ground, West meadows, Mr Wm. Payne, 
Pye Brook, Thomas Dorman, Mr John Winthrop. 
Also to him at same time, a planting lot of 6 ac- 

res, bounded by Mr. Richard Saltonstall's mead- 
ow, near Labor-in-vayne creek, Mr. Nathl ling- 
ers, pastor of Ips. chh, and Mr John Winthrop 
the younger. 

Also to him at same lime, 6 acres of marsh and 
upland on nethermost side of Sagamore hill, 
bounded by (in 1645) Thomas Bishop, Thomas 
Wells, Matthias Button, Widow Lumpkin and sd 
Symonds. He (Symonds) is also possessed of a 
farm called Argilla, containing 320 acres, lying 
upon and beyond Labor-in-vayne creek, toward 
ye South, in a place formerly called Ohebacco, 
whh farm was granted by the freeman of Ipswich 
to John Winthrop the younger, Esq. 

He is also possessed of one and a half acres of 
land, bounded by Mr. William Hubbard's close 
before his town house, and the rest surrounded 
by highways, whh sd land was part of Mr. John 
Winthrop's 6 acre lot there granted to him by the 
freemen ot Ipswich, .and the sd lot being granted 
to Samuel Symonds by deed, dated 24 Oct. 1638. 

He is also possessed of a town house and house 
lot, containing 3 acres, bounded north by meeting 
house green ; northeast William White's houselot ; 
southeast Ipswich River and Wm. Fuller ; south- 
west by highway leading to the meeting house, 
which houselot was granted to Henry Sewall the 
elder, gent, and conveyed by him to said Symonds 
by deed dated 6th 1st mo. 1637, signed by Rich- 
ard Saltonstall, Daniel Denison Samuel Apple- 
ton, Thomas Rowlington, constable, and John 
Gage, lot layer.— Vol. I, f. 13 (45.) 

Will of Lionell Chute of Ipswich, school master 
dated 4th 7th mo. 1644. Gives to Rose, his wife, 
homestead for life ; also bequeathes to son James. 
Mentions a planting lot purchased of Mr. Bar- 
tholomew ; heifer at Goodman White 's farm ; son 
Nathaniel (dee'd?) gives to friend Joseph Morse, 
to poor of church in Ipswich, 20s. Wife Rose, ex. 
Wit: Marke Simonds and Joseph Morse. Proved 
7: 9 mo: 1645.— Vol. I, f. 15 (50 ) 

Inv. of est. of Lionell Chute of Ipswich, dee'd. 


1 taken 25 : 4 : 1045, by Marke Syraonds and Roht 
. Lord. Amount, £01 : 11 : 4.— Vol. I, f. 1G (52) 

Col. Nath'l Wade Papers. II. 
[//i 2>ossession of Mr. Fnutcis I). Wade.~\ 

Genrl Orders, July 24, 1775. Parole Salisbury, 
Countersign, Cumberland, Ollicer for tbe Day, 
Col. Whitcomb : for Main Guard, Lieut. Col. 
Bond : ollicer for Fatigue, Durkey, adjutant for 
tbe Day, Uuller. 

it Being thought Proper to Distinguish tbe Ma- 
jor from the Brigadear Genrl by some Perticnlar 
Mark the futur, the Major Genrl will Ware a 
Broad Riband Notwithstaud the Genrl orders 
Making the Distintion of Genrl ollicers. Ade 
camps and Genrls are frequently Stopt By Cen- 
tinels which Can only happen from tbe Capt hav- 
ing Neglected to Read tbe orders to their Res- 
pective Companies, if any Genrl officer, adecamp 
or .Major of llrigadc is again Stopcd through Igno- 
rance of the Centrys, tbe Capt will be considerd 
as Responsible : as any attempts the Enemy from 
their Late Disappointment have the Rashness or 
hardiness to Make will Be Violent & Sudden, the 
Genrl Expect the ollicers & Soldiers will Be not 

only Reselute But ? toDefeats. & in a 

perticuler maner be Enforces bis orders to every 
field ollicer upon no account, Deatity Excepted, 
to Lay out of the ('amp, Bui upon every occasion 
to Shew by their Example that active and Steady 
Courage So Nesesary to Defeat any Enterpris of 
Enemy. Notwith standing the orders of the 
Eleventh Instant is Expressly forbiden all ollicers 
and Soldiers qniting their Guards Before they are 
Regularly Released and Dismissed, the.^Genrl is 
formed that such under Like Practises are Still 
Comifd. be therefore admonishes all ollicers and 
Non Commistioned ollicers not to Suffer any Per- 
son to quit their ground upon any Pretence. Care 
to be taken the men are Properly Supplied with 
Provision Before they Mount Guard Report be- 

ing made to tbe Genrl that the Main Guard Room 
is abominable Dirty ; for the future no command- 
ing ollicer is to Relieve another on that Guard 
untill be is assured that the ollicer has made the 
appartments Clean. 

orders the Surgeon of Every Regmt in the Lines 
or Redouts in or neat Cambridge to Deliver to- 
morrow at noon to the adjutant Genral at bead 
(Quarters an Exact Return of the Sick in tbe Reg- 
mts they Belong to, the Names and Disorders of 
Each ollicer, Non Commission ollicer or Soldier 
to Be mentioned in the Return of the Surgeons 
of the Corps in and Near Roxbury to Be Made 
to the Commanding Genrl at Roxbury By tusday 

Aug. 13, 16G8. Mehitable Brabrooke, aged 
15, examiued for setting tire to her master, Jacob 
Perkins house. Dep. of Abr. Perkins age 28, 
John Willyston, age 20, Hannah wife of Abr. 

10G5. John and Jacob Perkins, witness will of 
Joseph Metcalf. 

1661. John Ayres, William Fellows, brothers 
to William Lampson, dec.'d, wife Sarah about to 
marry Thomas Hartshorn. 

1 (>('>(!. John Whipple, jr., 88 years old. 

1G67, Nov. (!, John Lambert, buried at Rowley. 

1665. David Satchwell, Marblehead. 

1834, Jan. 15, Rev. Dr. Daniel Dana delivered 
an Address before the Ipswich Female Seminarv. 
Subject, Reading. Teachers, MissC. Washburn, 
Miss S. C Farley. 

Cornelius Waldo, MrCogswell's farmer; Edw : 
Coborne, Mr Saltonstall's farmer; W'illm Pritchet 
Rich : Jacob's farmer ; John Aires, Mr Norton's 
farmer; Edw Allen, Mr Paine's farmer; John 
Warner, Elder Whipple's farmer. 



Anthony Potter 2, and Martha Dresser, married 
June 11, 1695. She died Sept 5, 1728. He 
died about 171!). Their children were : 

Martha, horn January 10, 1698, died the 21st 
Daniel, born Jan I, 169'J 

.Martha, horn October lit, 1 TOO, married Ringe 
Elizabeth, born March I, 1702, married Ephraim 

Kimball of Box ford, 1745 
David and Jonathan, twins, born Eeb. 5, 1703. 

Jonathan died unmarried 17(!i 
Richard, born November 15, 1705 
Sat ah, born 12, 10, 1707, unmarried 
Ruth, born August -1, 1709, m John Manning 
Hannah, born 23 10, 1710, m John Newmarch, jr 

Thomas Potter 2, and Mary Kimball married June 
16, 1695. Their children were : 

Mary, born April 13, 1697, married Fuller 
Thomas, born Aug 17, 1698, m Sarah Wallis 
Anna, bom Nov 20, 1700, died Nov 17. 1763 
Lydia, born Sept 20, 1702, in William Kimball 
Robert, born May 28, 1704, married (1) Mary 

Knowlton, (2) W id. Mary Lainpson 
Jabez, married Martha Dresser, 1730 
Jacob, born 17 12, 1711 
Abigail, died December 15, 1758 

[Third generation of Potters in next No.] 

Feb. 19, 1655. Mr. Willson is desired to 
speake to Goodman Norton to fulllill his bargayne 
in make the meeting house Tite, where shingles 
wearc removed by him, ocationed by the puling 
in of the gutters, and also the makeing good his 
other Bargayne about the grunselling of the meet- 
ing house, & case he doe not forthwith make yt 
good, hath orders by this meeting of the select 
men to sue him in the Towne name. 

Agreed that Mr Willson shall take care to lay 
the lloure in the Tarret of the meeting house and 
plank & cauka it, & to daube the Noreast syde 
below the lloore. 

Jan. 5, 1(156. Alexander Knight, being in the 
house of Aion Pengry for the p'esent nescsity the 
select men thiuke it meet that he should free his 
house asaync by the first, of May next. 

The following Record from the Town books, 
gives us the date of the Manning house, which 
stands opposite the Town Hall: 

May '.), 172*. Joseph Manning desirous of set- 
tling in this his native town, as yet has no place 
whereon lo build a dwelling House for himself 
and ll'amily, there is a quantity of the Bank of the 
River next to Mr Thomas Lords Grant up Stream 
which would be very accomodable to him to Set a 
dwelling House on, prays that he may be favoured 
with a Grant of Eighty, Ninety or more licet to 
extend up the River from the Corner of Mr. Isaac 
Fitts dwelling to the Corner of Abbe the Smiths 
shop. Granted. 

Mrs. Sally Burnham has given us a copy of the 
New England l'salm Book, Revised and Improved 
by Rev. Thomas Prince, used in the South Chh. 
prior to the Revolution. It was printed in Boston 
by Thomas and John Fleet, at the Heart and 
Crown, in Cornhill. This copy has the autograph 
of Isaac Burnham, 1774, and cost 3.s 2d. The 
South Church Record says: 

Sept 21), 1785, Colol Smith, moderator, the 
Report of the Committee on the Proposition from 
the Church is accepted, which is as follows, viz., 
The Committee of the So. Parish to whom the 
Proposition from the Church respecting the Intro- 
duction of I)( ctr Watt's Psalms and Hymns and a 
Collection of Doctr Doddridge's Hymns, instead 
of the Rev'd Mr. Prince's Verson of the Psalms, 
&c. now in use, was committed, have attended 
to that service ; and ask leave to recommend to 
said Parish lo introduce Barlow's Edition of Doct 
Watt's Psalms and his three Books of Hymns, 
and to desire the Revd Mr Dana to name such of 
Doctr Doddridge's hymns as he in his prudence 
and discretion shall think proper, to the end said 
Society may become more acquainted therewith, 
instead of Mr Prince's version of the Psalms now 
in use. Daniel Noves, p order. 

1639. There were three Taverns in Ipswich: — 
Goo: Lumpkin, Goodm Finnin, Goodm Tredwell A, 



ram §ppp* 




Autograph of Sarc/t John Harris, August 23, 


The Harris Family: Thomas Harris, in Ips- 
wich, 1636, and some of his Descendants thro' 
seven generations. By William Samuel Harris, 
of Windham, N. II. (Sixteen illustrations ) 
Price two dollars 

Mr. William Samuel Harris, — a young man of 
22 years, — has compiled a very interesting and 
valuable History of his ancestors, beginning with 
Thomas 1 and Elisabeth Harris of Charlestown, 
1630, and their son Thomas 2, of Ipswich, 1636, 
and his wife Martha (Lake) Harris. 

He gives a brief sketch of Thomas 2, of Ips. 
1636, the names of ins children, a copy of his 
will, and a sketch of Mrs. Margaret Lake, the 
mother of Martha Harris and a copy of her will. 

In another chapter he takes up Serg't John and 
Grace Searle Harris. He was 3d son of Thomas 
and Martha. The above signature is from his 
will, written 1728. 

Richard Harris, the 7th child of Serg't John, 
removed from Ipswich to Harvard in 1743, and 
the genealogy of his descendants is quite fully 
given. Below we insert the autograph of his son, 
Jacob, who was born at Ipswich, 1741, lived at 

Ashhurnham, and died at Windham, NH., 1826. 
l ~Mr. Harris unravels in part, the four Johns, 
found upon our early Records. ■ He savs, — 

" There were four John Harrises in Ipswich, at 
the same time, as early as 1673-95 — each with a 
family, namely : 

Marsh'l John with wife Esther, 1673. 
Serg't John, who m. Grace Searle in 1686. 
John, with wife Mary, 1690. 
John, quartus, with wife Margaret, '1696. 

Cf these, Marshal John, or Under_Sheriff. a 

locksmith or gunsmith, who married Esther , 

and died in Ipswich, Sept. 15, 1714, was the son 
of John and Bridget Harris of Rowley. This is 
proved by a deed (recorded Essex Deeds 1, 
Norfolk 277,) in which John of Rowley in 1663, 
bought certain lands in Haverhill, and another 
deed (Essex Deeds 5 lps. 117,) in which John 
with wife Esther sold the same lands in} 1685 ; 
and the will of John of Rowley in 1692, says he 
had already given these lands to his.son.John.-" 

This Marshal John was born,Oet. 8, 1649, and 
by wife Esther or Hester, bad eight children, born 
in Ipswich from 1673 ft)jl691. 

Sergt«John, who married Grace Searle* and 
died in 1732, was the son of Thomas aud s Martha 
Harris, as is proved by a deed, (Essex, Deeds 
15 : 49,) in which John Harris, husbandman, Wm 
Harris, smith, and Ebenezer Harris, husband- 
man, all of Ipswich, sold in 1693, a portion of the 
land given them by the will £of Thomas their 
lather, and in the acknowledgment made April 5, 
1700, the words occur, " Then Sargt John," &c. 

William Searle. the father k of Grace (Searle) 
Harris, had three children, — 

1. Samuel, elder son. 

2. William, younger son ; born in Ipswich, 
Nov. 22, 1665, died in Rowley, Nov 7, 1690 ; his 
estate amounted to £8, 18s. clear. Adm. John 

3 ^Grace, married Sergt John Harris. ;h 
William Searle. senior, died in Ipswich, Aug. 
16, 1667. His widow Grace, married 2, in Ips- 
wich, Oct. 26, 1668, Thomas Dennis. The grave 
stones of Thomas and Grace Dennis are to be 
seen in the old grave yard at Ipswich. 

July 24, 1747, the South Church was organized 
at the house of Mr Thomas Norton. Is this 
house still standing? 



William Bartholomew. 

The following gleaning, from a private letter, is a 
little glimpse at William Bartholomew, who had a 
houselot in Ipswich, Feb. 19, 1637, and who copied 
from original and probably scattering papers, the 
earliest book of Ipswich records extant. He was 
clerk, feoffee, selectman, deputy, county treasurer, 
&c. The name Bartholomew was pronounced — 

" I learned much of interest to me at Ipswich, 
and not the least was the description oi the William 
Bartholomew house. His houselot, according to the 
Records, 1037, was between Robert Lord's and Ed- 
ward Brown's. This house was torn down in recent 
years. Mr. Asa Lord of Ipswich, was born in it, 
about 1800. It was, according to the descriptions, 
very like the picture of the Norton-Cobbctt house in 
the Antiquarian for June, 1880. 

Another interesting feature I found connected with 
my ancestor, Bartlemy Hill Pasture. It is about two 
miles west of the center of the village, double peaked, 
being 200 and 204 feet high, fine open grazing land, 
with a row of willows running over the hills. I 
found that this tract had been partly granted to Wm. 
Bartholomew for his services to the town in attending 
General Court, &c; that he re-deeded it to the town 
for the nominal sum of £5, and it was divided among 
the citizens as a common for pasturing their cows ; 
each grantee having a two acre undivided right in the 
tract. This will preserve my ancestor's name and 
honorable connection with the town, which is very 
pleasant to me. — G. \V. Bartolomew, jr. Austin, 

Col. Thomas Berry. 

In the High street Burying Ground is an old slate 
stone, bearing this inscription : 

Justitia Veritas 

Here lies Interred the Remains of 

Honbl Thomas Berry, Esqr 

who lived universally beloved 

and* died equally lamented 

12 th August 1756 

aged 61 years 

Sic transit Gloria ynundi 

Col. Berry's house stood upon the site of the resi- 
dence of Mr. Joseph Ross. Many traditions of his 

social influence and splendor are yet remembered, 
and people still say, '' 'Twasnt so in Col. Berry's day." 
The following Genealogical facts are gathered from a 
letter of Henry Dutch Lord, who has much valuable 
Historical and Genealogical matter relating to our 
ancient towo: 

The Line of Berry is briefly, as follows : 

Thomas Berry, 1, Boston, 10G6, master mariner, 
died 1685, (see Scwall's Diary,) will Suffolk Co. 
Probate. Married Grace Uayinan, dau. of Major 
John and Grace llayman, of Charlestown, she died 
1605, tomb stone in Copps Hill Burial Ground. 

Thomas Berry, 2, only son.grad. II C. Bnston and 
Ipswich, married Margaret Rogers, daughter of the 
Rev'd John, Pres't II. C. She married (2) John 
Levcrett, Pres't same College. 

Thomas Berry, 3. Doctor and Colonel, grad. H. C. 
married (1) Martha Rogers, his cousin, August 6, 

Here lies Interred the Remains 

of the wife of Thomas Berry 

Esq., & daughter of ye 

Rev'd Mr. John Rogers & 

Mrs. Martha his wife, 

Who Deed Aug 24 Anno Dom 

ini 1727. 

iEtatis Suae 33. 

Col. Berry married (2) Elizabeth Turner, dau. of 
Major John of Salem. 

Johu Berry, 4, only son, married Abigail* Wise, 
dau. of Henry and grandaughter of Rev. John of 
Chebacco Parish. Had Abigail who married Dea. 
Mosts Lord, who had Thomas Lord, [father of H. 
D. L. from whose letter we quote.] 

The following Advertisement appeared iu a 
Salem paper in 1818, sixty -five years ago. The " In- 
dian Chief,'' perhaps, may yet be stored in some gar- 
ret or barn of Ipswich. 


RESPECTFULLY informs his friends and the 
public, that he has opened a Tavern in Ipswich, 
(fign of the Indian Chief) a few rods beyond Mr. 
Treadwell's Hotel, after turning the corner, on the 
road to Newburyport, where he would be happy to 
accommodate ladies and gentlemen who may favor 
him with their custom, and every attention shall be 
paid to their convenience. Ipswich. April 28. 1818. 





Some one has very kindly sent us a copy of the 
Essex Register, printed at Salem, Thursday, April 
IT, 1823. It contains a notice of the decease of 
Samuel Welch, of Bow, N. II. grandson of Philip 
Welch, who was brought to Ipswich in 1654 in the 
Ship Good fellow. In the Appendix to Mr. Felt's 
History of Ipswich, is the following singular account 
of Welch : "Among the crying wrongs to some of 
our race, was that of stealing young people, transport- 
ing them to America, and selling them into servitude. 
Two of such sufferers were sold in 1054, to a respect- 
able gentleman of Ipswich, for niue years, for £26 in 
corn or cattle. They were represented to him as 
transported by order of the State. They were Wm. 
Dowuing and Philip Welch. They, with others, 
lived in Ireland, all of whom were forcibly taken from 
their beds at night by men dressed as English soldiers- 
and compelled to go on board the vessel in which they 
^caiue. The persons who practiced such a crime were 
called Spirits. A royal order of England was passed 
against them in 1682" 

Died at Bow, N. H., on Saturday, April 5, 1823, 
the vifnerable Samuel Welch, the oldest person in New 
Hampshire, at the age of one hundred and ticelve 
years and seven months ! He was born at Kings- 
ton, Sept. 1, 1710, 0. S. His grandfather,' 4 Philip 
Welch, was one of the first Settler? of Ipswich. His 
father, Samuel Welch, settled early at Kingston, and 
lived to betweeu eighty and ninety years of age ; his 
mother lived nearly a century ; a sister till about 100 
and a brother till more than 90 years of age. 


Daniel Potter, 3, (Authony 2, Anthony 1,) born 
Jan 14, 1698-9, ml. Anna Wallis, 1721, she died 
July 12, 1727. He married 2, Elisabeth Kimball of 
Wenham, 1728, she died Feb 9, 1764. He died 
about 1770. Anna (Wallis) Potter had 

Daniel born July 15, 1722, died early 
Anna^born Dec 15, 1723 died unmarried 
Daniel born May 30, 1725 died 1720 
Anthony died 17-7 
Elizabeth [Kimball] PotUr had: 

Daniel born May 17, 1730 died 1735 

An houy born Nov 14, 1731, died 1757, mar- 
ried Sarah Fuller ■ i >. 
Ephraim born Dec 16, 1733, died 1734 
Daniel born and died 1735 
Martha born October 1737, ^unmarried 
Daniel born March 1739, m. Hannah Wallis 
Richard born March 1743, lived at Concord NH 
Mary born 1746, married Goodhue 
Elizabeth born 1749, unmarried, she rode|from 

Ipswich^tOgConcord, on horseback, and resided there 

with her'brother. 

Daniel Potter 4, (Daniel 3, Anthony 2, Antho- 
ny 1,) married Hannah Wallis, 1759, she died 29 
November, 1792, aged 52 yrs, he died Dec 11, 1814. 
They had 

Daniel, born October 1761 died early 
Hannah, born May 1765, married^her cousin 
Jonathan Potter, son ^of Ensign Richard 
and had Jesse, Symmes, Wallis, James, El- 
bridge, Richard, Julia Anna. 
Daniel, born Nov 1770, ni. Eunice Fellows 

Daniel 5, (Daniel 4, Daniel 3, Anthony 2 Antli 1) 
born 1770, married'Eunice, dan. of John and Martha 
(Shatswell) Fellows* Nov. 15, 1796, and had 

Eunice, married Brewer, Daniel m Dolly N Fer- 
guson, Hannah Wallis, m'John Kimball, Martha, m 
Nathl K Allen, Henry, mJElisabeth Jewett, '.Edward 
m Chloe Stoddard, Harriet m Sv'm Henry Chapman, 
Lucy, Adeline ru Albert Stoddard. 

^ — 

Received. 1 wo Chapters in the Eariy History 
ofGroton, Mass. By Samuel Abbott Green, M. D. 

Ninety-fifth Anniversary of Settlement at Marietta, 
Ohio: Historical Address, by Hon. George B. Lor- 
ing, and other Addresses before the Washington Co. 
Pioneer Association, Marietta, Ohio, April 7. 18S3. 

The New Englaod Historical and Genealogical 
Register. July, 1883. 

List of Publications of the American Antiquarian 
Society, Worcester, Mass, compiled by Nathaniel 

In Memoriam. Rev. Henry Cowles, D. D. Early 
Days, by Rev. J. P. Cowles, Ipswich, Mass, Ad- 
dress, read at Memorial Services, Oberlin, Ohio, 
by Pres't James 11. F.iirchild. Address, by Re/. Wm. 
Kincnid, Pastor of Second Oomr'l Church at Oberlin. 


«.. u 



To Mad. Rebekah Symonds. No. 4. 

Original Letters in the Archives of American An- 
tiquarian Society, Worcester. 

i\>r. John Hall, Assington, to bis honoured moth- 
er, Mrs. Rebekah Symonds, Ipswich. 

Sept. 26, 1074 William Quarles sailed with 
Captain Joseph Gillain in August last. To his 
custody I committed a box for my father Symonds 
and in it a gowne sent out of Essex, and those 
few tilings which you had then sent for. They 
are not of much value, <fc I doubt not but Quarles 
wil, for his credit, see them safely delivered, in 
regard hee knows I am wel acquainted with his 
Relations here, and that they will giue much 
credit to my report of him. How ever had I 
known there had been no great kindness between 
my father and him, I should not have trusted him 
with any of your things how small so ever. 

You mention that you nor my sister never had 
the fal of the Legasee Left you by our Ant 
Heath. The Reson was because their was, as my 
vncle said two bonds which never came to his 
hands, — one from Geoffry Heath, and '21bs from 
one James Hely. 

1 never receive your' letters but with a joyful 
heart, and find almost every line to be a pleasing 
picture of thee : tender, pious and most patheti- 
cal Bowels of a parent that yearns towards me, 
and Hath a delight in mee. And above all the 
excellent Lineaments of grace that are Resplen- 
dent in your papers doe most move mee, And In 
particular Raise vp my heart to render all possi- 
ble praise to my maker who hath honored mee 
with and bestowed vpon mee the Benefit of hail- 
ing a most christian mother. The Heathen could 
say, nobility of Birth is the first and great Gyft 
of the Gods : But I say ihe truly noble one is the 
Christian : and to bee son to such a one and 
brought up under them, is far more Advantageous 
to the nature, then to be descended of an errelig- 
Emperour. Oh ! Good mother, I am greived to 
hear that craziness creeps vpon you : yet I am 

g'ad you have Faith to Looke beyond the Graue. 
[A few lines sent by Mr. ffostcr to his Father 
Symonds ] my cozen, your Grandson, Mr. 
Sam'll Epps, Hath put up with his things several! 
for my mother, and sent them directed to his 
mother by Arthur Abbot in Capt. Wally's ship: 
I doubt not but my cozen Epps Hath giuen you 
accompt of his candid reception in Essex. The 
truth is his Loucing dispossition wil soon com- 
mand respect from any with whome he may have 
acquaintance: Good sir, 1 hop er this, fl'rancis 
Graves, Brother to John Graves, who sailed 
Hence in Capt. Ben .More, is with you, and that 
hee may be acceptable to you : be is Little indeed, 
but wil bee growing. And he is to serue you the 
Longer, viz. fine years. I thought you would 
Like it better to find him cloths, than to be tied 
to some set Allowance, for yt may be agreed wth 
him at any time; I haue bin Endeavoring to get 
a more Staunch Servant, but the age is soe Cor- 
rupt that I can hardly find one honest that is 
willing to parse the seas. 

The early Records of the town contain the, au- 
tographs of many of the nun 'Who were here 
in the infancy of the settlement: — lohn Lighton, 
John Morse, Francis Jordan. Keienld ffoster, 
Theophilus Wilson, rSammuell Taylor, Thomas 
rfowler, Nathaniel Piper, Thomas Harris, Obadiah 
Wood, firancis Wainwright, Thomas Lovell, 
John Gaynes, John Whipple, Robert Day, John 
Denison, Mark Quilter, Robert Lord, William 
Bukly, Simon Stace, Aaion Pengry, Thomas 
Smith, Thomas Hart, Haniell Rosworth, Moses 
Pengry, Thomas Lord, Joseph Brown, and many 


Entered at Post Office as second class matter. 

Published Monthly, 25 cents per year. 

Augustine Caldwell, Arthur W. Doyve. 

P. O. Address, — Antiquarian Papers. Box 159, 

Ipswich Mass. 

arian iaprs. 


NO. XL. 

Castle Hill Farm House, built by John Winthrop, jr 

The Winthrop, Symonds and Patch Place. 


This Farm, first owned by John Winthrop, jr,, was 
included in the township of Ipswich bought by him of 
the Indian Sagamore, Masconoiuct, for £20. It was 
afterwards granted to Winthrop by the Town, on condi- 
t'ou be would settle permanently in Ipswich. His fam- 
ily resided in town about eipht years. Mr. Winthrop 
sold it to his brother-in law, Dep. Gov. Symonds, whose 
wife was a sister of Mrs. Wjnthrop. The deed, (a copy 
of which was published a few years ago in a Salem pa- 
per,) is among the first recorded in the Registry of 
deeds for Essex County. It passed from Dep. Gov. 
Symonds by will to Capt. Daniel Eppes, and from him 
to Symonds Eppes, and from him to Maj. Samuel Eppes, 
one of the Holyoke heirs, and from him to John I'atch, 
Esq. It was leased by Mr. I'atch, lor several years, 
and afterwards purchased by him in 1 7 5 D . The original 
Bond, conditioned for its purchase, is now in existance. 

Gov. Patch (so called,) afterwards purchased of John 
Winthrop of Boston, as stated in his will, the Jacob 
Perkins or Wainwright place, adjoining, (now owned by 
Mr. J. B. Caverly,) which he gave in his will to his 
o-randson, Tristram Brown. An old willow, resembling 
a banyan tree, still .stands at the end of the cellar, over 
which the house stood. He gave the Island, the first 
farm beyond the Essex Canal on the road to the Beach, 
to his son Nehemiah I'atch; Castle Hill to bis daugh- 
ter Elizabeth Choate, and Wigwam Hill to his daughter 
Mary Lakernan, whose first husband was a Brown. 

Mr. Patch purchased the Winthrop Farm of 
Major Samuel Eppes, son of Col. Symonds Eppes, 
&on of Capt. Daniel Eppes who married Elizabeth, 
daaghterofDep.Gov. Symonds. Gov. Symonds 
gave the name of Argiila to his estates in this lo- 

Mr. Felt in history of Ipswich, says: " 1799, 
Dec. 18, John Patch died, aged 78. He married 
Abigail, daughter of Deacon John I'atch of the 
Hamlet. She died Feb. 8, 1812, aged 89. He 
left children, Nehemiah, May Lakeuian, Elisabeth 
Choate, Bfethiah Dodge, Abigail Cogswell, Martha 
Appleton, Lydia Patch, .Jemima Brown, Mary 
Clinton, Eunice Dane, Joanna Baker, Hcpzibali 
Smith, seventy-eight grand-children, and twenty- 
four great-grandchildren, and in all one hundred 
and fourteen descendants. He had lo.»t one daugh- 
ter. He left a large estate. He held various offi- 
ces in the town, was Representative in 1780, '82, 
'84 '87, was on the Committee of Corresponded c, 
and Inspection, [called the Sons of Liberty,] and 
otherwise took an active part in the contest for 

He was buried in his tomb in the South Bury- 
ing Ground, the first tomb built in that yard. His 
town house was the oue now owned and occupied 
by the widow of the lite Samuel G een, in which 
house he died. During the war of the Revolutior , 
he owned in company with Col. Pierce of Glouce> 
ter, a privateer, that was very successful in taking 
prizes; so much so. that the old house, [sec pic- 
ture,] recently torn down, on the Castle Hill Fara, 
was once tided from garret to cellar, with English 
goods. The writer has in his possession an old 
powder horn, having delineated upon it a mermaid, 
and two snakes intcrtwiued, bearing the uanie of 
John Spencer, 1757, (an aneester perhaps of Sir 
John Spencer, who recebtly visited this country,) 
taken in one of these prizes. He has also in his 
possession the knee-buckles and shoe buckles, and 
the widow of the late Aaron Brown lias thu cane 
with the name John Patch engraved on a silver 
plate, which he carried when a member of the Gen' 
eral Court. He was usually known by the name 
of Governor Patch, probably because he owned 
the Governor's estate. Me was one of the repres- 



cntative men oi his age, aud a person of marked and 
decided character. 

1 here is an anecdote told of the ruse that was 
sometimes practiced on board his privateer, when 
about!! to attack an English merchantman in the night. 
Thcy^would run out spars fore and aft, and plaee 
lanterns upon them, to make the merchantmen think 
they were attacked by a large vessel. Then running 
alongside, would board her, and drive the t crew be- 
low at the point of the bayonet. 

I have been told by the late Piof. Thcophilus Par- 
sons, that his father, Judge Parsons, used to purchase 
horses of Mr. Patch ; that he was often engaged in 
lawsuits, and always gained his case He used to 
pasture horses on the beach, aud at one time a drove 
ol them was seen by moonlight, coming up among the 
sand hills, and mistaken by the Picket Guard, sta- 
tioned on Castle Hill, fur a company of British regu- 
lars. An alarm was given, and in a short time all 
the fighting men of the village were on the road to 
the beach to repel the invading foe. 

Gov Patch had a brother in Boston named Nathan, 
lie was a broker and a man of large property. lie 
was an ancestor of the Middlesex Patches. He signed 
the Bond assurety when John bought the Winthrop 

John first settled in Hamilton. The cellar of his 
house is still to be seen near the woods at Wood- 
bury's crossing. 

Mary Patch, (of the earliest family,) was the first 
female child born in Gov. Eudicott's colony. She 
was born before they landed at Salem. Roger Conant 
was the first male child born. 

Gov. Patch was a short, thick-set man, of rather an 
irracible temper, which trait is the inheritance of some 
of his descendants, and has givuu rise to the phrase 
'•the Patch temper." 

There is a funny annecdote told of his daughter 
Mary, who married a Lakeman for her second hus- 
band : The old lady used frequently to return from 
the village somewhat late at night, aud as the road 
Was bad and^lonesome, one of her sons thought he 
would go and meet her and see her safely home. 
Concealing himself by the roadside, he let her pass, 
singing as she went, and then, running after, climbed 
up behind the chaise, (which was an old fashioned 
one with thelback rolled up,) he reached in and pulled 
off her bonnet. She was nearly frightened out of her 
wits, aud dropped the reins, exclaiming, " Old Cloven 
Poot's got me !" Sue is still remembered for her 
hospitality, and gladness to see company. 


In the name of God, amen. I John Patch of Ips- 
wich, in the County of Kssex and Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, Esq., being through the goodness of 
God of sound mind and memory, do make and pub- 
lish this my last will and testament. And first of all 
I resign my soul to God who gave it and my body to 
the earth to be decently buryed at the discretion of 
my Kxecutors hereafter named, in hope of a Rcsur- 
rection^to Life Eternal through the merits of my 
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, at.d my Worldly 
goods and Estate I give, devise and dispose of the 
same ss follows, viz., 

First, 1 give and bequeath to my beloved Wife 
Abigdl Patch, the Improvement of my dwelling 
house where I iiuW live with the land under and ad- 
joining and other buildings thceon, and the Improv- 
ment of one third part of my new pew in the south 
meeting house in sd Ipswich for aud during the term 
she shall remain widow. 1 also give to my sd wife 
all my household furniture, my horse and chaise, and 
oue cow, and all the provisions which shall be in my 
house at my decease. I also give my sd wife the use 
of all my silver plate during the term above said. And 
further I give my sd wife t n Cord of wood, ninety 
pounds of cheese, fifty pound? buttor, ten bushels of 
winter apples, four barrels of Cyder, two hundreds 
pounds of pork, two hundreds pounds beef, fifteen 
bushels Indian Corn, six bushels of rey, and six ty 
Hollars in Cash yearly and Every year during the 
time she shall remain my widow, and my will is that 
what 1 have above given my sd wife shall be iu Lieu 
of her dower in my Estate. 

Also, I give and devise to my son Nehemiah Patch 
and to his heirs and assigns for Ever, that part of my 
farm Called the Island, bounded as followes, viz., be- 
ginning at the (Jausway and from thence running by 
grindle and creek to the ditch running to the other 
Causey, thence by said ditch to marsh of Benjamin 
Patch, thence running southerly by marsh of said 
Patch and others to spring cove, thence by the river 
and ditch to the Causey first mentioued, reserving to 
my daughter Elisabeth Choate and her heirs the priv- 
ilege of passing and repassing over the above described 
premises to Pine Island, as she or they may have oc- 
casion. And I do hereby order my sd son Nehemiah 
to deliver to my sd wife four cords of wood, fburty 
pounds of Cheese, twenty pounds of butter, five bu' of 
wiuter apples, two barrels Cyder, one hundred pounds 
of pool pork, one hundred pounds of good Beef, Sevan 



bu' of Corn, and thirty dollars yearly and every year, 
during the ti.:.e she shall remain my widow at my 
now dwelling house in Ipswich. And 1 further order 
my sd son Neheiniah to pay to my daughter Eunice 
Dane the sum of eight hundred and fifty Dollars, and 
to my daughter Hcpzibah Smith one hundred dollars 
at the, time and in manner as 1 shall hereafter order. 

Also, I give and devise to my daughter Mary 
Lakemanand to her heirs and assigns, my Lower 
farm, formerly called Wigwam Hill, bounded as [fol- 
lows, viz., beginning at the river and from thence 
running by the creek which parts said farm from 
marsh of Nehemiah Patch to a pond, thence running 
westerly by marsh of said Patch and Dane up to the 
line where the old fence formerly stood, and down in- 
to the sea, with the privilege of the clams. Also one 
mile iu length of my beach for drift wood and timber, 
lyiug between the other parts of said beach, herein 
after given to my daughter Elisabeth Choate, I also 
give and devise to my said daughter Mary Lakeman 
and her heirs and assigus the one [half of my wall 
pew in the meeting bouse of the south parish in said 
Ipswich. And 1 do hereby order my said daughter 
Alary to deliver to my said wife yearly and every year, 
during the time she shall remain my widow, three 
bushels of rye, aud to pay to my daugnter Hephzibah 
Smith, the sum of three hundred dollars at the time 
and in such manner as I shall hereinafter order. 

Also, 1 give and devise to my daughter Elisabeth 
Choate and to her heirs and assigns that part of my 
farm called Castle Hill, bounded as follows, beginniug 
at the Causeway, and from thence running easterly by 
a ditch and beach to the school marsh, so called, to 
the ditch which parts a marsh from the Lower farm, 
thenee running by said ditch till it comes to the line 
where the old division fence formerly stood, thence 
runninir northerly by siid old line to Steep Hill and 
down into the sea, and from said Steep Hill tp (Jedir 
Poiut and upper creek as the line ruus to I he CiUSWay 
first mentioned, and half a mile of the lower end of 
the beach, to be measured at high water mark, for 
drift and timber of all sorts, and all remainder of my 
beach, with a privilege of digging ten barrels of clams 
yearly at the southerly end of my farm. I also give 
and devise to my said daughter Elisabeth and to her 
heirs and assigns, Pine Island so called, bounded as 
followes, viz., beginning at Spring Cove, so called, 
and from thence running easterly and northerly as the 
crik and ditch runs round sd Island to the Cove first 
mentioned, with a privilege of passing and repassing 
to said Pine Island overland heiein given to my son 

Nehemiah, and also Boars Island, so called, with 
four acres of marsh and thatch bank down by the 
Pines, bounded as follows, viz., beginning at the 
river and from thence running northerly by the 
first grindle above the Pines up to the Cart Path, 
then running easterly from said Cart Path to the 
river, so as to make the number of, acres above 
mentioned, and also one half of my jjwall pew in 
the meeting house of ths south parish in Ipswich, 
and do hereby order my sd daughter Elisabeth to 
provide for and deliver to my sd wife al my now 
dwelling house in Ipswich, four cords of wood, 
fifty pounds ot cheese, thirty pounds of butter, 
five bushels of winter apples, two barrels of cider, 
one hundred pounds of good powrk, one hundred 
pounds of good beef, eight bushels of indian corn 
and thirty dollars in cash yearly and everj' year, 
during the time she shall remain my widow. And 
1 do farther order my said daughter Elisabeth to 
pay to my daughter Mary Clinton and Martha Ap- 
pleton and Lydia Patch each the sum of nine hun- 
dred dollars, and to my daughetr Jemima Brown 
eight hundred and thirty dollars, in time and man- 
ner as I shall hereafter order. Also I give to my 
said daughter Elisabeth Choate my clock. 

Concluded in next Number. 

To Mad. Rsbskah SymDnds. No. 5. 

Original Letters in the Archives of American An- 
tiquarian /Society, Worcester. 

Mr. John Hall, Assington, to his honoured moth- 
er, Mrs. Rebekah Symonds, Ipswich. 

A particular of the goods shipt for my Mother 
Aboard Capt. David Andersen, mar.kt (S. Sy- 
monds,) wth Esqr Smiths Goods who is friend to 
Mr. Newil yt mini-stei A [tainted Deske, purple 
skiue of Leather, l-J 1 i > of nutmegs, an ounce of 
cloves, mase, cynoman, IJ ells of Dowlas fine, 
broune Lutestring Hood, two manto Silk Hoods, 
13000 pins, two pieces narrow Holland tape, 3 
pieces Broad Holland tape, wrapping canvasse. 

London, May the 5, 1G7.3. You sent for a 
fashionable Lawne Whiske, but so it is that there 
is none sutch now worne, either by 3entil or 
Simple, young or old. Instead wherof I have 
bought a shape and ruffles, which is now the ware 



of the gravest as well as the young ones. Such 
as goe not with naked necks ware a black wille 
over it, therefore I have not only Bought a plaine 
one yt you sent Cor, but also a Lustre one, such 
as are most in fashion. 

Secondly you sent for a Damson Coulerd Span- 
ish Leather for women's shoes. But their is noe 
Spanisn Leather of that couler, and Turkey Lea- 
ther is coulared soon the graine side only, both 
which are out of vse for women's shoes. There- 
fore I bought a skine of the Leather that is all the 
mode for women's shoes : all that I fear is tis too 
thick. But my Coz S. Epps told mee yt such 
thin ones as here are generally vsd, would by 
raine or snow in New England be presently ren- 
dered of noe service, and Therefore perswaded 
mee to send this, which is stronger than ordinary, 
And if the shoe maker tit it wel, may not be un- 

As to the feathered fan, I should also have 
found in my heart to have Let it alone, because 
none but very grave persons (and of those very- 
few) vse it: That now tis growne almost as ob- 
solete as Kussets. And more rare to be seen then 
a Yellow Hood : But the thing being Civel and 
not dear, Remembering yt in the years G4 and G8 
if I mistake not, you had Two fans sent, I have 
bought one more on purpose for you : in every 
thing else I hope you wil be pleased with your 

[Things sent by Arthur Abbott: ten yards 
silk, two yards Lustre, Feather fan and silver 
handle, Two tortois fans, 200 needles, 5 yds sky 
callico, Gilt red trunk, silver gimpe, black sarin- 
din cloak, a pare tared stockings, Damson Leath- 
er skin, (') ells broad Dowlas, a plaine Bible, Two 
womens Ivorie Knives, one mans ditto, Two 
ounces tine thread, 8 ditto corser, shape and Ruf- 
fles, Alamode scarf, plaine Lutestring scarf, 6 
yds blck ribbon. Too my sister a pare of cur- 
taines and valents with silke fringe.] 

As to Cosen Epps, he himself hath left his 

Letters with Arthur Abbott: and i* now intend- 
ing for about 3 weeks time to keep Madame Sy- 
inonds Company, whilst the Justice is in London. 

The William M. Rogers, alluded to in your 
August edition, soon after the date of his adver- 
tisment therein re-printcd (1818,) removed to 
Bath, Maine, where he engaged in the lumber 
business and ship building, and acquired consid- 
erable property. The large and finely located 
mansion in which he lived for many years, and in 
which he died, is n >w " The Military and Naval 
Orphan Asylum." His only child yet living, is 
the Hon. William Rogers, of Bath, a prominent 
ship builder, and at present. Senator from his 
county William has two daughters, one of whom 
married Levi 0. Wade, Esq., of Newton, for a 
time Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Rep- 
resentatives. N. 

Query. Please ask your correspondents if they 
can give me any information concerning Capt. 
Robert Newman of Ipswich. 

George E. Newman. Bath, Maine. 

John Harris, barber, 1743. 

Abraham Knowlton, joiner, 1743. 

Doct. John Calef, 1750. 

Doct. Joshua Burnham, 1752. 

Nathaniel Lord, hatter, 1753. 

Benjamin Brown, blacksmith, 1759. 

Lieut. Philip Lord, 1759. 

Dea. Robert Lord widow Abigail, buried July 
29, 1742. 

Deborah Knowlton, wid. Dea. Knowlton, died 
April 25, 1743. 


Entered at Post Office as second class matter. 

Published Monthly, 25 cents per year. 

Augustink Caldwell, Arthur W. Dowe. 

P. O. Address, — Antiquarian Papers. Box 159, 

Ipswich Mass. 


vol. m. 




The Winthrop and Burnham House. 1633. 

The quaint old house, [pictured above by Mr. 
Dowe in 1880,] was built according to tradition 
and record by Jo: Winthrop, jr., 1G33. It was 
the home of his family and the birthplace of some 
of his children. Here his first wife died, and to 
this home he brought Elisabeth Reade Winthrop, 
his second bride. The Burnhams possessed the 
house after the Winthrops migrated to Connecti- 
cut, and for 200 years it was their homestead, 
always retaining however, the name of '-Govern- 
or's House." 

Mistress Winthrop had two sisters in Ipswich: 
Margaret Reade Lake who came with her, and 
'Martha Reade Synionds, who followed a little 
later. These sisters were born in Wickford, Es- 
sex Co., Eng. In " The Ancestry of Priscilla 
Baker" their lineage is traced from Wrn. Reade 
of Wickford, who died in 1534. William had a 
son Roger who died in 1558; Roger's son Wil- 
liam died 1G03 ; William's son Kdmand was the 
father of Mistress Elisabeth Winthrop and her 
sisters — Symonds and Lake. 

This Edmand was born in 1563 and died in 
1623; he was twice married, (1) to Thoraasine 
Wallenger, and ("2) to Elisabeth, who survived 
him and married for her second husband the fa- 
mous Rev'd Hugh Peter. The children of Edm. 
and Elisabeth Reade were : 

Edmund, born 1505 died young. 

W illiam, lived at Birchanger, married Aone A.1- 

leyn, died 1659. 
Margaret, married John Lake, she came to New 

England, died at Ipswich, 1672. 
Martha, man ied (1 ) Daniel Eppes of Kent, and 

(2) Saml Symonds. She died in Ipswich, 16G2. 
Edmund born 1604 and died 1613 
Thomas, married Priscilla Banks, died 1GG2. 
Elisabeth, born 1614 died 1672, wife of Winthrop 

Margaret Reade Lake had three children, John 
Hannah and Martha John and Hannah were 
mentioned in their grandfather Reade's will. Mar- 
tha, who was born later, married Thomas Harris, 
of Ipswich, 15 Nov. 164 7, and was the mother 
of sergt John Harris, Margaret, wife of Dea. Jo: 
Stamford, and others. 

Here and there in published wills and " The 
Winthrop Papers," we find references to these 
sisters: Edmund Reade gave "To ray Son in 
Law John Lake and to my Daughter Margrett 
Lake forty shillings a peece to make ym Rings, 
and to Juhn Lake and Anna Lake theire Children, 
20$h a peece," for the same purpose 

William Read gave his sisters Lake, Symonds 
and Winthrop, each "one gold ring of twentie sh. 
price." In 1657-8, Mrs. Lucie Downing speaks 
of " Colonell Reade," and says that "the Sonn of 
his sister Lackes is with him."' In 1649, Lady 
Deborah Moody writing to John Winthrop, jr., 
sends her "resDectiue loue to his wife and Mrs. 
Lacke." In March and October, 1654, Deac'n 
Child of Watertown, in a letter to Winthrop, 
"psents his sendees to Mrs. Winthrop and Mrs. 
Lake," and in 1650. Josiah Stanborough of L. I. 
does the same. A letter of Hannah (Lake) Gal- 
lup may be found on pages 97-8, vol I, series 5, 
Mass. Hist. Collections, one of Priscilla (Banks) 
Reade on page 101, and on page 99 is a quaint 



epistle of Mistress Margaret Lake of Ipswich to 
her brother Winthrop, who was then on a visit to 
England. This letter we shall reprint in another 

The Will of Mrs. Margaret Lake, 1672. 

In the name of God. Amen. Y Margrett 
Lake ot Ypswicb in Americha, in the shire of Es- 
sex, widdow, being weake of body yet of good 
and pfecit memory and vnderstanding, praysed be 
God, doe dispose of that little estate God hath 
lent me as followeth : 

Yn primas, y give and bequeath vnto my 
Daughter Hanah Gallop and her children all my 
land at new London, also my best gowne and my 
red cloth petty coale, and my enameled ring, and 
after her decease my will is that my grand daugh- 
ter Hanah Gallop shall haue the said ring 

Also I give unto my grand daughter Hanah 
Gallop, a pare of 6heetes and one of my best 
pewter platters, and one of the next. 

Ytem, y give vnto my Daughter Martha Harris 
my Tapstery coverlet, and all my other apparell 
which are not Disposed of to others ptcularly, 
and y give unto her my mantle, and after her de- 
cease to all her children as their need is. Also 
the coverlctt of Tapstery after my daughter Mar- 
thas decease y give it to my grandson Thomas 
Harris, and he dyeing without vsue, to his broth- 
er John, and so to the next of the children. 

Also y give to my daughter Martha my gold 
ring, and my will is that after her decease my 
granddaughter Martha Harris shall have it. 

Ytem. Y give vnto my grand daughter Mar- 
tha Harris, my bed and bed stead and one bouls- 
ter, two blanketts, two pillows and one coverlett. 

Ytem. I give to my grand daughter Elizabeth 
Harris, one heifer at my couzen Eppses. 

Ytem. I give to my grand daughter Margaret 
Harris, my carved box, and one damaske table 
cloth, and six damaske napkins. 

' Ytem. my will is that all my bras and pewter, 
with the rest of my house hold stuffs vndesposed, 

be equally divided amongst my daughter Harrises 

Ytem, Y giue and bequeath vnto my son Thom- 
as Harris all the rest of my estate, viz , my part 
of the vessell and all my debts, etc , only ray 
bible excepted, which I give to my grandson John 
Harris and a pare of fringed gloves. 

Y apoynt my son Thomas Harris and my 
daughter Martha Harris executor and executrix 
of this my last will and testament, this thirtieth 
day of August in the yeare of Grace sixteen hun- 
dred seavcnty and two — 1G72. 

Thomas Knowlton, sen'r, 
James Chute. 

Att the Court held at Ypswich the 24 of Sept. 
1672, Thomas Knowlton testified vpon oath that 
this is the last will and testament of - N 'rs. Margret 
Lake to the best of his knowledge. 

Roisert Lokd, clerk. 

James Chute testefied ditto 31 March, 1C74. 

Mrs Lake, hir Ynventory. Decemb the 24, 1C72. 
Ytem — all the land which is mentioned in the 
will at new london or neare there vnto, which the 
said Mrs. Lake gave her daughter Gallop before 
she made hir will. 

One tapstery coverlett, bedstead, feather bed 
and a fiocke bed and three downe pillows; Three 
pr blanketts, three old coverletts and a boulster 
and piece of canvas ; a searge sute and a crimson 
pete coatc ; a parcell of weareing c othes, pette 
coates and bodyes. 

baking pan, bason and ure, pastie plate, pew- 
ter dishes, poringers, cullander, candlesticks, 
sugar box, warming pan, noster, three carved 
boxes, two wrought joyned stooles, hand baskets. 

Two old silk wast coats, and a new blue silke 
one, scarlett mantle, three scarfes and whiskes 
and a piece of silke besydes. 

four pare of Holland sheetes and three pare 
and one sheetes of others ; damask table cloth and 
six napkins ; sixteen napkins and five table 


cloaths ; fowr corse napkins, some tiolland pillow 
beeres and two others ; three pillow beeres and 
four shifts, her wedding shift, a great bible, a 
pare of gloves, a box of small linning, a cuvverd 
cushen, a small box with several samplers, laces 
and broydered workes, two glasses, two gould 
rings a trunke, brass and yron potts and kettells, 
one cow. 

The following is the first Advertisement of the 
Ips. Fem. Sem and is valuable as giving the date 
of the erection of the building, and the name of 
the first Principal. 


THE subscriber respectfully informs the public 
that he expects to open .a SEMINARY for young 
Ladies, at Ipswich, Mass., on the last Wednesday 
in April. The location being in a pleasant health- 
ful village, with a new and spacious edifice erect- 
ed for its accommodation, and under circumstan- 
ces in which the Instructor and the Inhabitants 
intend nothing shall be wanting to meet the rea- 
sonable expectations of Patrons & Pupils, either 
with respect to terms, studies or accommodations 
it is confidently hoped their share of patronage 
from abroad will not be inconsiderable. 

For more detail of information, reference must 
be had to hand bills, which have been extensively 
circulatad, or may be had upon application to the 
subscriber. HERVEY WILBUR. 

Ipswich, April 20, 182(1 

A house owned and occupied by a man named 
Fisher, once stood on East street, between the 
Boardman house and Cap! . Richard Lakaman's. 
It was partly upon land lately owned by William 
Leatherland, now the property of James Glover. 
Mrs. Fisher decided to take a large flat stone 
from her garden for a door step. In removing it, 
an Indian grave was discovered. The skeleton 
fly was sitting upright, and by it were arrowheads, 

spearheads, a. tomahawk and kettle. The re- 
mains were left undisturbed. — Com. 

When the late Mr. Daniel L. Hodgkins dug the 
cellar of his last residence, he found vats and 
other evidences that the land had been occupied 
a9 an old-time tannery. — Com. 

March 14, 170 ( J. Voted yt ye Tything Men 
take their turns every Sabbath Day with ye As- 
sistance of a Neighbor, to Look after ye boys, yt 
ye Day may not be prophaned by them. 

An article concerning the Goodhues, and a 
Diary of Capt. John Light who married Debo- 
rah Smith of Ipswich, will soon be printed. 



Also I give and devise to my two daughters, Be- 
thia Dodge ard Abigail Cogswell, and to their heirs 
and assigns, my dwelling house in which I now live 
with the land under and adjoining, and other build- 
ings thereon, to be equally [divided between them, 
and to come into possession of the sane at my wife's 
marriage or decease, which ever shall first happen. 
Aod further I give my sd daughters, Bethiah and 
Abigail, each the sum of two hundred dollars, to be 
paid to them by my graudson, Tristram Brown, the 
one third part thereof in one year after my decease, 
one third part in two years after my decease, and the 
other third part in three years after my decease. 

Also I give and devise to my said grandson, Tris- 
tram Brown, and to his heirs and assigns, a certain 
piece of land, situate in s;iid Ipswich, containing 
about forty acres, which was formerly Wainwright's, 
and which I purchased of John Winthrop, Esq'r, and 
I do hereby order him, my sd grandson, to provide 
for and deliver to my said wife, two cords of wood 
and three bushels of rye yearly and every year, dur- 
ing the time she shall remain my widow. And I fur- 
ther order my sd grandson to pay to my two daugh- 



tors Bethiah Dodge and Abigail Cogswell each the 
sum of two hundred dollars, and to my daughter 
Hephzibah Smith one hundred dollars, at the time 
afiixed for the payment of sd legacies in this my will. 
And further 1 give and devise to my sd grandson, 
Tristram Brown; and to his heirs and assigns, my 
half of a wood lot lying in Chebacco woods, so called, 
in Ipswich, which I own in partnership with my s< n- . 
in-law, John Baker. 

Also I give and bequeath to my said daughter 
Mary Clinton the sura of nine hundred dollars to be 
paid to her by my sd daughter Elisabeth as follows, 
viz., onehunured dollars at the end of one year after 
my decease, and so one hundred dollars at the eud of 
eacli succeeding year, until the whole is paid. 

Also I give and devise to my sd daughter, Jemima 
Brown and to her heirs and assigns, my Thatch Nubs 
which are grown and are growing up in Chebacco 
river, a little above the Nub called the Castle. I also 
give, to slid daughter Jemima, the sum of eight hun- 
dred and thirty dollars, to be paid to her by my sd 
daughter Elizabeth as follows, viz., the one third 
part thereof in one year after my decease, one third 
part thereof in two years after my decease, an! the 
other third part thereof in three yrs after my decease. 

Also I give and bequeath to my said two daugh- 
ters, Martha Appleton and Lydia Patch, each the 
sum of nine hundred dollars, to be paid to them by 
my said daughter Elisabeth, as follows, viz., the one 
third part thereof in one year after my decease, one 
third part in two years alter my decease, and the 
other third part thereof in three years after my de- 
cease. I also give my said daughter Lydia Patch, 
my silver tankard, to be delivered to her at my wife's 
second marriage or decease, which ever shall first 

Alto I give and bequeath to my daughter Eunice 
Dane, eight hundred anil-fifty dollars to be paid to 
her by my said sou Nehemiah Patch as follows, viz., 
the one third part thereof in one year after my de- 
cease, the other third part thereof in two years after 
my decease, the other third part in three years after 
my decease. 

Also I give and bequeath to my daughter Joanna 
Baker, eight hundred and fifty dollars to be paid to 
her out of my monies due to me on bond or notes of 
hand by my executors as follows, one third part 
thereof in one year after my decease, oue third part 
thereof in two years after my decease, oue third part 
thereof in three years after my decease. 

Also 1 give and bequeath to my daughter Ilephzi- 

b di Smith, eight hundred and fifty dollars, to be paid 
to her by the following persons, viz., one hundred dol- 
lars by my said ton Nehemiah. two hundred dollars- 
by my daughter Elizabeth Choate, three hundred 
dollars by my daughter Mary Lakeman, one hundred 
dollars by my grandson Tristan) Brown, and one hun- 
dred and fifty doll irs by my executors out of the 
monies due to me on bonds and notes : one third part 
thereof within one year after my decease, one thiid 
pai t thereof within two years after my decease, and 
the other part within three years after my decease. 

Also I give and bequeath to my two grandaugh- 
ters, Joanna Choate and Mercy Lakeman, each the 
sum of fifty dollars, to be paid by my executors in 
the same way and manner and at the same time as 1 
have ordered the legacy given to my said daughter 
Baker to be paid. 

Also, 1 will and order that all my just debts, funer- 
al charges, and expenses of settling my estate be 
paid by my executors hereinafter named, out of my 
pertonal estate, and the legacies which I have ordered 
my executors to pay, and all the residue and remains 
of my estate of what name, nature or kind soever, I 
give, devise and bequeath to my twelve children, 
herein before named, to be equally divided between 
them. And I do hereby constitute and appoint my 
two sons-in-law, Stethen Choate, jr., and Oliver Ap- 
pleton, executors of this my hist will and testament. 
And disannulling all former wills by me made, I do 
hereby publish, pronounce and declare what is writ- 
. ten on this and the foregoing sheets of paper hereto 
annexed, to be my last will and testament. In wit- 
ness whereof 1 do hereunto set my hand and seal this 
twenty-fifth d.y of November, in the year of our 
Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine. 

Signed, sealed and deliveied by the sd John Patch, 
the testator, to be his last will and testament, in pres- 
ence of us who subscribed our names thereto as wit- 
nesses in his presence and in presence of each other: 
William Dodge, 
Thomas Burnii^m, 
Daniel Noyes. 


Entered at Post Office as second class matter. 

Published Monthly, 25 cents per year. 

.Augustine Caldwell, Arthur W. Dowe. 

P. O. Address, — Antiquarian Paj)ers. Box 159, 

Ipswich Mass. 


mmn § aprs. 




Dea. Samuel Goodhue, Hollis, N. H. 

Dea. Samuel Goodhue, t lie author of (lie annexed 
Add/ess, was the youngest and fourteenth child of 
Dea. Joseph Goodhue of Ipswich, who was the son of 
William Goodhue, the emigrant. The name Goodhue, 
variously spelled, may he traced in Kent and vicinity 
to the year 1280. 

.Dea. Joseph Goodhue, son of Dea. William, mar- 
ried (1) Sarah, youngest daughter of Elder John 
Whipple, (2) widow Kebekah Todd, (8) widow Mer- 
cy Clarke. Sarah (Whipple) left a " Valedictory and 
Monitory Writing," re-printed iu the Antiquarian. 
December, It 8;). 

Samuel Goodhue, (whose mother, Mercy, was the 
third wife of his father,) was born at Ipswich, April 
t), 169G, and died at Hollis, N. H., Nov. 7, 1785. 
He married Abigail Bartlett and settled in Str.itham, 
IS'. 11. He afterward moved to Nottingham, where 
he was Deacon tor many years. He married (2) 
Kebekah' (Lull) Caldwell, widow of Deacon Jacob 
Caldwell of Ipswich. He removed to Hollis, where 
at the advanced age of 78 he married (3) widow 
Sarah Val'ham, with whom he lived twelve years. 
He died, in his ninetieth year, triumphantly support- 
ed by the religiou he professed. He left >i Bible to 
each of his grandchildren, a legacy to the poor ot 
Hollis, and the following Address to his Descendants, 
which was no doubt suggested by the Monitory Pa- 
per of his father's first wife, which was printed a 
hundred years before, and read and re-read in all 
Ipswich families. 

The Advice and Counsel of Dea. Samuel Good- 
hue to his Children and Descendants : 

Beloved Children and Descendants : As it hath 
pleased the God of Heaven, in his sparing mercy, to 
lengthen out my life far beyond the most of n y fel- 
low creatures, unto the ninetieth year of my age : and 
hath iucreased the branches aS my family to a great 
number, and as you are scattered so far from me, to 
the east, west, north and Swuth, that I can never ex- 
pect to see you together in this life; for doubtless 
the time of my departure is at baud ; therefore I 
write to you, having great concern for your precious 
souls, lest vou should get lost in the wilderness of this 

world, which is so full of snares and ti ui| talions to 
keep you out of the way to heaven, which if you miss 
you ;ire undone forever; without the hope of mercy. 

It is likely you are encumbered with •he cares of 
this world; but do not let the cares of the b > ly hin- 
der the care you ought to take of your souls; for if 
you should gain the whole world and lose your own 
souls, the los> can never be made up; for what can a 
man give in exchange for his soul ? 

The blessed Sou of God had such pity for souls, 
and such a desire for their saLati.m, tit lie came 
down from heaven, laid down his life, ai.d shed his 
precious blood on the cross, to mike an atonement 
to tho justice of God the Father, fur the sins and of- 
fenses of such as believe ana trust in him, .s true hum- 
ble penitents. 

By our unhappy V I!, w? were all condeinncl by 
the righteous law of God, which was broken by our 
first parents, ard by us in them, and we mast h ive 
suffered the wrath of God forever, h .d notour blessed 
Redeemer, as a compassionate bondsman, appeared 
and p lid the debt lor us. If we thankfully accept 
what he hath done for us; if we complyjwtth his 
blessed invitations to coino to him in a way of true 
humble, thankful obedience to hiscommauds, as weary 
heavy laden sinners, we may expeel km : lor Christ 
hath promised to give it to alhisuch as so c> me, aud 
those that come he will in no wise cast out. 

I hope some of you have been convinc d, by the 
Holy Spirit, of sin, and the need of a Saviour, aud 
have complied with his blessed invitations ; and if 
you hive leceived the Lord Jesus Christ, give God 
the glory, by taking him for the pattern of your lives, 
being careful to imitate his bles-ed example by doing 
the will ot God the Father. But those of you who 
are yet iu a state of nature, consider your danger; for 
if you should be called away by deatn beioi'uyou 
renewed by grace, your future state will be forever 
hopeless. Remember what Christ said to Mchode- 
nius, that except a man be born again, he cannot see 
the kingdom of God. Therefore delay uot, but im- 
prove the present opportunity, in seekiug to God Ffor 
his Holy Spirit to convince you of sin, to enlighten 
your minds, to reuew and sanctify your wills and 
make you new creatures. that°you may answer the 
end of your creatiou, which is to glorify God aud en- 




joy him forever : for those who honor God, he will 
honor with a blessed reward of grace, to prepare them 
for everlasting happicesa in heaven. Kemember you 
were made by God and for him, and have, I trust, 
been given up by your parents to him in baptism. 

Consider the many bonds nnd obligations you are 
under to love and serve the God who made you, for 
creating goodness, redeeming love and mercy, and for 
supplying you with breath every moment, which you 
ought to improve to his glory, by praising him for 
mercies received and seeking to him for mercies 
needed; for we are all poor, needy creatures, unable 
to help ourselves: therefore we must go to God in 
Uhrh-t for help, in every respect, asking in his name 
for all we want. Therefore do not live like those 
heathen who cast off fear and restrain prayer before 
God, who are those wicked with whom God is angry 
every day, who through the pride of their countenance 
will not seek God. (Ps. vii, 11, and Ps. iv.) If any 
of you live in the neglect of God and your own souls, 
consider your danger : for if you continue so until 
death comes, I can see no hope for you. butyru must 
be cast off forever, for there is no promise of mercy 
to any but such as ask and seek for it. Therefore 
seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him 
while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way 
and the unrighteous man his thoughts, and turn to 
the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him and 
abundantly pardon. ( Is. iv, 6th and 7th verses.) I 
advise you to read the whole of the chapter and im- 
prove it for your good : in which you may see the 
loving invitations of a blessed Saviour to come to him 
as the lull fountain of life and happiness which is 
i'reely offered to you. It is my heart's desire and 
prayer to you all, that you may give glory to God by 
accepting a blessed Saviour and giving up yourselves 
to him an everlasting covenant, never to be forgotten, 
as it is your duty and interest to do. 

Let the word of God be prized and improved as a 
perfect rule to walk by to direct you in the way to 
heaven : and attend the preached gospel at all oppor- 
tunities, and esteem the faithful ministers of the 
word very highly in love, for their work's sake; and 
pray to God for his blessing on what you read and 
hear for your soul's good ; and remember the S.ib— 
bath day to keep it holy; and beg of God to give you 
a true and saving faith in Christ, that you may trust 
in him alone for the pardon of your sins and the sal- 
vation of your souls. Do not say as some lazy, sloth- 
ful creatures, we can do nothing, aud so rest easy and 
unconcerned, as if you had no s mis to care for. I 

know you can do nothing by all your performances 
that is the least meritorious: but remember it is your 
duly to wait upon God iu the ways of his appoint- 
ment, by reading, hearing, meditation and prayer, 
asking and seeking, for God has promised to give his 
Holy Spirit to them that ask him ; and if you ask in 
Christ's name, there is hope of obtaining mercy, for 
God is a God of wonderful goodness and mercy, and 
to be found of those who seek him with all the heart. 

I have had long experience of his goodness, even 
from my very infancy, being fatherless before I was 
two years old : and by the mercy of God have been 
provided for to this day. 

And now, my children and descendants, I exhort 
and charge you all to put your trust in a good, gra- 
cious God, of whose goodness I have had such large 
and long experience. For blessed is the man who 
trusteth in the Lord and whose hope the Lord is. 
give up yourselves soul and body to this God in an 
everlasting covenant, and by the help of grace resolve 
with Jo>hua, that both you and yours will serve the 
Lord, which is the earnest desire of my soul concern- 
ing you. Let not the morning and evening sacrifice 
of prayer and praise be neglected by you ; but take 
time for the service of God and the good of your 
souls. Do not be much concerned about your bodies, 
which are mortal and of short continuance, but let 
your chief care be the glory of God and the good of 
your souls, which must be happy or miserable forever. 

If you will take the advice of a blessed Saviour, to 
seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, 
you need not lear wanting anything that would be 
best for you, for those that fear the Lord shall want 
no good thiug. But do not be idle and slothful, but 
diligent in some lawful business, and God will bless 
your labors for a support, if you ask his blessing, 
which is the duty of all to do. Therefore, take that 
text for your rule : In all thy ways acknowledge him 
aud he shall direct thy paths. And if you take God's 
directions, you will devote yourselves to his service, 
and live to his honor and glory, observing the charge 
holy David gave to his son Solomon, to know the 
God of your fathers, and serve him with a perfect 
heart aid willing mind. For it you seek him, lie ' 
will be found of you, but if you forsake him he will 
cast you off forever. O take the warning here given 
by a nan after God's own heart, and seek the Lord 
with your whole hearts speedily, lest you should be 
cast off forever lor not improving the present time of 
life to the glory of God and good of your souls 

Do not think of living long ic this world, and so 


put off the thought of death whilst hereafter, for 
many die in youth. I have sometimes known three 
or four tnken out of one family in the space of one 
year, under twenty years of age, and you are all as 
much exposed to death as they were, and if ^ou die, 
before you are renewed by grace, aggravated condem- 
nation will be your ruin. The time present is the 
only time you sire certain of; therefore improve it in 
seeking to G "d for regenerating grace; forexcept a 
man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God. 

Those of you that are young, let your mind be 
much upon death and eternity. It will not shorten 
your lives, but it may be a means of quickening you 
to comply with that commandment of God, to remem- 
ber your Creator in the days of your youth. And 
pray to God to give you an interest in Christ, and en- 
able you to choose him as the happy portion of your 
souls, which will be better for you than all the world, 
if you had it all in your possession. See the great 
encouragement you have in those words: I love them 
that love me, and they that seek me early shall find 
me. How happy are all those that have the love of 
God ; it is better than to have the love of all the 
world. O seek the Lord with all your hearts, for no 
good thing will he withold from them that walk up- 
rightly. There are many living witnesses of it, who 
have seen of the wonderful goodness of God, even from 
their childhood to old age, for the mercies of God can 
uever be reckoned up by the oldest man living. 

And now take the advice of your aged father and 
ancestor, early in life to give yourselves to God, in an 
everlasting covenant, never to be forgotten, resolving 
by the help of grace to devote yourselves wholly to 
love and serve the God and giver of all your mercies. 
You cannot begin to serve your maker too soon, for 
you know not how soon you may be called away by 
death ; and should this be the case before you ans- 
wer the end of your creatiou, which was to glorify 
God, you can never expect to enjoy him hereafter, for 
without holiness none can see the Lord. Therefore, 
pray to God to give you a true and saving faith in 
Christ, that you may comply with his blessed invita- 
tiou, to come to him as the only Saviour of sinners, 
and trust him for the pardon of all your sins, and for 
grace to live a life of holy obedience to his commands, 
for such as come he will in no wise cast off, but will 
make them happy in the enjoyment of heaven forever. 

What 1 have written here is with an earnest desire 
that God may be glorified, not only by you who have 
seen my face in the flesh, but by all others into whose 
hands these lines may come ; and that you may have 

a hearty love to your glorious Creator, and blessed 
Redeemer, the only worthy object of the highest love 
of all rational beings. 

Samuel Goodhix, 1785. 



Will of Joseph Morse of Ipswich, planter, dated 24: 
2: 1(146: given to wife Dorothy, house, &c, which I 
bought of Thomas Dorman, and abt six acres bought 
of Widow Perkins; to son Joseph Morse; to dau. 
Hannah my great Bible that 1 use; to his wife Hr. 
Preston's works and Mr. Dyke's, besides her own 
bibles, one great and one small; to son John, house 
and abt 18 acres, and barn bjught of Francis Jordan. 
Wife Dorothy sole ex. Wit: Kogcr Lautkto i, Win 
Godderson (his mark,) and James Cnute. Pioved 
29: 7: 1646.— Vol. I, f. 19 (63.; 

Inv. of est. of Joseph Morse of Ipswich, deed, taken 
28:7: 1(34(5. Amount £83, Is, 10d. App. by Robt 
Lord and Thomas Dorman. — Vol. I, f. 19 (0(3.) 

Theophilus Wilson of Ipswich conveys to John 
Knowlton of Ipswich, shoemaker, 3 acres of land with- 
in the common lence on the north side of the river, 
whh I purchased of John Warner, bounded s. w. by 
planting ground, s. e. swamp, n. e. brook, e. by Johu 
Tuttle ; lying in Ipswich; dated last day of 12th mo. 

1641. Wit: Rob. Lord an i Thomas Kuowltou 

Vol. I., f. 20 (70.) 

John Tuttle of Ipswich, yeoman, conveys to Moses 
Pengry of Ipswich, t alt-maker, 8 acres of land in Ips- 
wich, being part of the 25 acre lott that he bo't of 
Richard Lumpkyn dee'd, by deed bearing d ite 27 
July, 1638, bounded by tbe grantor and grantee, 
John Knowlton and Mark Symonds, within the com- 
mon fence on the north side of the river. Dated 25: 

9: 1642. Wit: Robert Lord and John Kuowlton . 

Vol. I., f. 21 (71.) 

Humphrey Bradstreete of Ips, yeoman, conveys to 
Thos Knowlton of Ips, shoemaker, his dwelling house 
and lot, in Ips, between the house of Andrew Hod"es 
toward s. w. aud dwelling house of Stephen Jurden 
toward s. e. highway leading down to ye river on the 
north side. Dated 1 : I : 1641. Wit: Rob. Lord 
and John Knowlton. — Vol. I., f. 21 (72.) 

/ » 




For hi r ever honnored Brother Jno VVlnthrop, 
Esq., London in old England. 

Honnored Brother, The ncwes that you had 
taken so long a voyage, and such a way as that 
wee were deprived of that happinesse as to have 
asightofyor selfe (whom to see would have 
been, and I hope ever shall bee, exceeding 
cheereing and comforting unto us,) was exceed- 
ing grievious to mee. I am much refreshed to 
heare that God as safely carried you over the 
seas. I desire God would prosper yon in your 
occasions therein, and returne you safely to us 
againe. .Might 1 not bee troublesome to you, I 
wouhi have disired yor's. to have done mee yt 
courtesy as to have inquired concerning my hus- 
bands death, and how hee ended his dayes, as 
also to have inquired of my cousen Thomas 
Cooke, whether hee knew whether their was any- 
thing left mee or no. Something I left in his 
fathers hands, but I know not whether my hus- 
band had it or no. I would have intreated you 
if you heare of anything comeing to me yt you 
would bring it for mee, if it may bee ; as also I 
would desire you inquire whether my sister 
Breadcale who dwells in Lee, in Essex, bee live- 
ing. You may heme of her, if liveing, at Iron- 
gate, where boats weekly come from Lee. I heare 
my son and daughter Gallup have write to you 
about that mony wch is due to ym by my fathers 
will. I would intreat you to bee as healpfull as 
you can in it. It is btwixt 30 & 40 yeares since 
my father dyed. If you have occasion to search 
ye records, that may bee of some direction to you. 
Not, further, but my due respects to yors - wth 
you : desireing the Lord to returne you safe to 
us in his owne due time, I remaine Yor most af- 
fectionate Sistr, Margerett Lake. 

18th (11 mo) 1601. [Winthrop Papers.] 


Communicated by S, P- Mayberry, Cape Eliza- 
beth. Maine. 

The following return of Capt. Thomas Savage, 
will add to the military history of Ipswich. There 
was a Robert Stanford whose name was often 
spelled Sanford in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, within 
a few years after the date of the following return ; 
and also I find one of the same name in Swansey, 
in 1G87. This Robert and a Thomas Stanford 
were driven from Cape Elizabeth in 1G75 by the 
Indians. We are at a loss to find from what 
town the Stanfords emigrated to our town. Did 
Robert continue in Ipswich .much after 1GG2? 

May it pleas this honrd Courte to understand 
that the Millitary Compn undr the Command 
Capt 'lhomas Savage have made Choyce of 

John Peas . ) - n ., 

Robert Sanford j for Cor P oralI » 

' Richard Knight for Clarke 

Willm darves for Centllman of pikes 
Joshuah llewes, Jun'r, flor drumer 

And desir the Courte Confirmation theareot 

testified p yr Hu'ble Servants 

29th 2 mo (G2>). 

The Ipswich Chronicle states that the old Fire 
Bucket of Col. Nathaniel Wade still hangs in the 
hall of the ancient Wade mansion. 

1G99. John Bradstreet, mariner, dyes on the 
Island of Barbadoes. 


Entered at Post Office as second class matter. 

Published Monthly, 25 cents per year. 

Aogustine Caldwell, Arthur W. Dowe. 

P. O. Address, — Antiquarian Papers. Box 159, 

Ipswich Mass. 













Wm. Whitred of Ipswich, carpenter, conveys to 
Moses Pengry of Ipswich, saltmaker, dwelling house, 
lot, &c. (one acre of land,) wherein the said Moses 
now dwells, at the northwest end of the town next 
the common fence gate ; and o acres ol vplacd and 
swamp, bounded by Widow Lord, east and southeast, 
Simon Bradstreete, gent, south and southwest, John 
Kuowlton northwest, and .John Tuttlc north ; and 
two acres of meadow lying at West Meadows, bound- 
ed by Nathaniel Bishop south and southwest, Mr. 
Wm Tinge west ; also four acres meadow lately bo't 
of Michael Cartrik at Cheb:gK>, bounded by Thomas 
Newman uorth and northoi/st, common south and 
southwest. 1:6 mo: 1642. Wit: Rob : Lord, Mat- 
thew Whipple. Vol. 1. f. 21 (73.) 

Wm. Whitred of IpMVtch, conveys to Theophilus 
Wilson of Ipswich, swamp of seven acres in common 
field on north side of river in Ipswich, bounded by 
Mr Simon Bradstreet southeast, Mr John Norton, 
('•one of the elders of the Church of Ipswich,") south 
west, grantee northwest, and Moses Pengry northeast, 
21: 10: 1612. Wit: John Knowlton aud Matthew 
Whipple. Vol I, f. 21 (75.) 

Thomas French of Ipswich, tailor, for £5, conveys 
to George Varnham ten acres vpland at Reedy Marsh 
lying between land of Mr John Whittingham, Rub: 
Bay and Goodman Perley, 1 April 1647. Wit: Sam] 
Appleton and Edward. Waldron. Vol. I, f. 21 (76.) 

Humphrey Griffyn of Ipswich sells to Richard 
Scofeild of Ipswich, house and houselot in Ipswich, 
(2 acres,) bounded, houselot of Rob : Andrews east, 
highway to meeting hou^e south, houselot of Mr. 
Bartholomew west, and a houselot of John Perkins 
the younger and land of Thomas Boreman north. 8 : 
11 me: 1641. Wit: Samuel Symonds and Daniel 
Epes. Vol. I, f. 22 (76.) 

Henry Rachiler of Ipswich, conveys ^to" Thomas 
Knowlton of Tpswich, 6 acres in Ipswich, lying on 
hill north side of River, bounded by Alexander 
Knight north, Michael Cartrick east, Christopher 
Csgool south, and Allen Perley west. 26: 12: 16-±5. 
Wit:S»muel Somonds and Robert Lord. Vol. I, f. 
22 (78.) 

Winthrop, Symonds and Patch Place. 

(Second Paper.) 

Capt. Thomas Brown, brother of Tristram Brown 
and son of ^lary Patch by her first husband, was 
among (he first to visit the northwest coast, on trad- 
ing voyages. He used to go to the Sandwich Islands 
for sandal-wood, thence to the islands on the coast 
for fur-seal, then to China and dispose of his cargo, 
and come home by way of the Cape of Good Hope 
with a cargo of tea. He erected quite extensive salt 
works at the lower farm, by the river, below the 
house. The writer remembers them and has eaten 
salt manufactured there. The writer recollects also, 
the Captain's daughter, Charlotte Brown, who on a 
visit to her Uncie, attended the Argilla district 
school. She whs an only daughter and very beauti- 
ful. Capt. Brown lived in Ilingham. 

The Castle Hill Farm passed from Stephen Choate, 
(husband of Elisabeth Patch,) to Capt. James Mc 
Gee and John Williams, ancestor of John D Williams 
who owned at one time a large part of Blackstone st. 
Boston. They put a thousand Merino sheep on the 
place. Some of the rams cost a thousand to fifteen 
hundred dollars a piece. This speculation proved a 
failure. The "rot 7 ' got among them and they died 
by fcores. 

McGce and Williams went into Bankruptcy and 
Castle Hill Farm was purchased by James Baker, 
son of John Baker who married Joanna, daughter of 



Gov. Patch, It passed from him to his brother John 
Baker; nud from John Baker tj the late Manassah 
Brown, son of Tristram Brown to whom Gov. Patch 
gave the Jacob Perkins or Wainwright Place, pur- 
chased of John Wiothrop of Boston. McGee was 
afterwards the proprietor of the large hotel at Nahant 
which was burned. 

The writer saw the old British man-of-war, La 
Hague, which lay outside Ipswich bar, for nearly a 
week, during the war of 1812. He has in his pos- 
session a four pound shot, thrown at the house on the 
Island,- the part of the Winthrop estate given by 
Gov. Patch to his son Nehemiah. And John Patch, 
(the writer's father,) drove his cattle to King's Is- 
land to conceal them, and carried his silver ware to 
his brother Isaac in Hamilton ; expecting evory day 
the British would land and pillage the place. They 
did land on Plum Island, and were capturing an ox, 
for a supply of fresh beef, when Bob Pitman, a simple 
miuded fellow, shouted, " More a-coming, more a- 
ooming! Capt. Suttou !" and they left the ox upon 
the shore and fled to their boats. 

A boat with a swivel gun landed at Cape Ai.n, 
with muffled oars, but was discovered, and the church 
bell was rung. After pushing hastily from the shore, 
the British put a double charge iuto their swivel, 
saying, "We'll stop that damned tell-tale !" The 
recoil split the barge, and they were all captured. 

Nehemiah Patch was at Ticonderoga at the time 
of Burgoyne's surrender. He belonged to a horse 
company, and his silver-handled rapier was carried 
to California in 1849, by the writer, and lost in 
one of the large fires in San Francisco. 

The writer has also an old Queen's-arm which his 
grandfather [Nehemiah,] picked up on the battle 
field, and a cartridge box. Also two tables and three 
wooden-seated chairs, which belonged to Gov. Patch. 
Que is a dining table, around which the 12 daughters 
(all of whom married,) gathered at dinner ; and the 
other a small low tea-table from which they sipped 
tea in the garret of the old Farm-house, a picture of 
which is given in the Antiquarian for September. 

Tea was a tabooed article and Gov. Patch a " Son 
of Liberty," and his daughters did uot dare drink it 

The writer has also a feather-fan with a carved 
ivory handle, which belonged to the ministerial fam- 
ily of Wigglesworths at the Hamlet. 

Bethiah, the third daughter of Gov. Patch, mar- 
ried a Dodge. He was a brother (?) of Sheriff Wm. 
Dodge, whose office imposed on him the duty of 
whipping criminals. The Whipping Post and Stocks 
stood not far from the First Parish meeting house. 
Being a tender hearted man! he was accustomed to 
accept a daceur, not to chastise too severely. The 
last time he performed the ceremony in Ips. (having 
received his usual fee,) the culprit said to him as a 
blind, " Now, Sheriff, I beg of you, strike fair." 
Dodge answered, " You stand fair, and I'll strike 
fair." Then he flourished his cat 'o uiue tail as tho ! 
he intended to cut the criminal in two. But th? 
keen-eyes of some charitable spectators noticed that 
the lash really fell on the naked back as the gentle 
dew upon the grass, or a snow-flake upon the water. 
My father wituessed this last whipping scene. 

Martha Patch, another daughter of the Gov. mar- 
ried Capt. Oliver Appleton. He was a descendant 
of Samuel Appleton, to whom was granted Appleton 
Farm in the earliest settlement of our town, and from 
whom the Boston Appletons and our worthy towns- 
man Fuller Appleton also descend. 

Joanna Patch, married John Baker, the father of 
James and John Baker who afterwards owned Castle 
Hill Farm. The Bakers were one of the earliest and 
richest of the Ipswich Families — allied by marriage 
to Maj. Gen. Denison, Dep. Gov. Symonds, the Apple- 
tons, &c. 

To Mad. Rebekah Symonds. No 6. 

Original Letters in the Archives of American An- 
tiquarian Society, Worcester. 
Assington, July 27, 1 1*75. Poore Brother Har- 
lackenden hopes for a better accomodating of his Af- 
fairs in New England then Here : he hau'g Bennet 
to goe to Law with there, as also some other Commis- 
sioners for S. Epps: he has bin sinse ye 5th of may 


/ .3 


Last from my house in Essex or Bedfordshire, but 
the 2!5d he returned agaiue. My Ant phelps and 
her two sons are all well. My vncle John Swaines 
children are one way or other, they say, seteled : my 
vncle Bennet Swaine is now vpon the marriage of his 
children : and 1 am told yt on the 20th ln»tunt, 
Cozen Anne Swaine married one Mr. Hatchet, a 
french merchant, an only son of a wealthy Citizen 
whome they say is worth five hundred per Annum. 
But ye old gentleman being a Lustie Widower tis 
feared he may by a new-marriage settle some estate 
on a new progeoie, thereby to be propagated. As to 
my Coz Bennet Swaine hee is fairly promised to an 
Aldermans Daughter with whome he is to have above 
two thousand pounds sterling ; and tis purposed his 
nuptials may be solemnized about Michaulmas next: 
my uncle James Hall and Ant Berry desire to bee 
Remembered vnto you : she hath lately buried her 
nurse, one yt she much grieves for having bin her 
constant servant for aboue 36 years. 

May 4, 1677. He sends 3000 pins, 2 ells Holland, 
beiug Aunt Swain's token, 2 copper stew pans, a light 
violet couler petti coat, being my wife's token to 
1 yrself. [These were sent by Mr. Stockman, who 
agreed to deliver them in person.] The peticote was 
Bought for my wifs mother and scarcely ever worn. 
This my wife humbly presents to you, requesting your 
acceptance of it for your own wearing, it being grave 
and suitable for a person of quality. Also whilst I 
was buying your Lyning of my Cozen Bennet Swaine, 
he desired me to send the two ells of Holland to you 
as a Token from rx y Ant Swaine. 

Mr. Hall of Essex and wife desire both to bee re- 
membered to you, and would gladly hear when you 
write tomce, How Jno and ffran : Graces doe and de- 
meane themselves, & whether Mr. Broughton bee yet 

Here lyeth ye 

Body of Mrs 

Prisciila Backer 

Who died Janr ye 2d 

17H8-4 aged 85 years. 


(In possession of Mr. Francis II. Wade.) 


Camp Roxburt, 19th Jan'y, 1787. The Gen'l 

will beat at half past five, half past six, the Rcvellie, 
at which time the troops will parade & march off as 
soon as possible, from the Right by tiles in the follow- 
ing order: The advance Guard, two pieces of Artil- 
lery with its ammunition. The line with two pieces 
ot Artillery & its ammunition in the Centre, and the 
remainder [torn.] 

The' troops will be halted lor a few moments at 
the end of every three miles, and at less distance if 
water can be with much ease obtained. 

Care will be taken that the troops be not march'd 
too fast, that they do not in any way insult or injure 
the inhabitants ; to protect them is our indispeusable 

The Qu'r Master General will order some suitable 
Officer to be in advance of the Line and provide 
Wood & Covering for the uae of the Troops at Sud 
bury, east side of the causeway. 

Sudbury, 20 Jan'y, 1787. Col. John S. Tyler is 
appointed Adjt Gen'l on this command & is to be 
respected as such. . . . It is necessary for, the 
troops to march to-morrow to Worcester. 

The utmost deeeucy is to be observ'd thro' the day, 
no music upon the march, & silence is to be observ'd 
when passing the Houses of Publick Worship. 

Here Lies Mrs. Sarah 
Baker wife. of Mr 
William Baker died 
July ye 1st 1722 aged 
CO years. The Body 
Sleeps in ye dust 
till Resurrection 
of ye just : Then soul 
& body meet again 
& Eucr with ye Lord 





Mrs. Margaret Lake, (according to a papor pre- 
pared by Mrs. Caroline Gallup Read,) was widow of 
Joliu, brother of Sir Thomas aud nephew of Arthur, 
Bishop of Wells und Bath. She died about (Sept. 
1672, and bequeathed lauds in New London to her 
daughter Hannah Gallup. 

I have in my possession the original Conveyance of 
John Gallup (3) of these lands to his son Nathaniel, 
brother to the Thomas who emigrated to < Ipswieh 
from.Plainfield, Conu., thence to Boxford,(for which 
latterjict I presume Love Curtis was a sufficient 
cause,) which he describes thus : "belouging|to me in 
Right of my Ilond Father, Capt. John Gallup, Late 
of Stonington, Dee'd, and in Right of my Jlono'd 
Grand Mother, Madm Margriett Lake, Late of New 
London, Dec'd. ' 

The Conveyance was " Signed, Sealed & DD In 
PrSence of Elnathan Minor, George Demson,"[on--the 
3d July, 1733, aud recorded at New London on the 
9th June, 1730. John Gallup was about 90 years 
of age when he signed the above. 
> 1 have also a silver button from the military coat 
of Capt. John Gallup 2, (husband of Hannah Lake) 
killed at the Narragansett Swamp tight, and after- 
wards buried ou the Narraganset shore, at Wickford, 
R. 1. There were twelve buttons in all ; and the 
number was never broken until two years ago, when 
I secured one. 

The house in Boston, of Capt. John Gallup, the 
emigrant, was located at what is now 221 Hanover 
street.; and Gallop's Alley, at the foot of which "ye 
Buck" washout to be moored, and where, perhaps, 
Capt. John and his wife Christabel, embarked for 
Ipswich to visit friends, is now Mechanic street. 

— Letter of A. A. Oalloupe, Beverly. 


The following paragraph will have interest to the 
Ipswich families allied to the Good hues : 

" This marble bust was presented to the Chamber 
of Commerce by the merchants of New York, more 
than thirty years ago," said Secretary George Wilson 
as he carefully brushed the dust from the finely 
sculptured head of the late Jonathan Goodhue, who 
50 years ago was one of New York's most prominent 
merchants and philanthropists. Like many of the 
valuable postraits which adorn the walls of the room, 
this bust is not allowed to be tampered with by the 

janitor. Secretary Wilson has religiously dusted it 
once a month, during the 1G years he has held the 
office, as John Austin Stevens, his predecessor, did 
before him. When the Chamber moves into its ele- 
gant quarters in the new building of the Mutual Life 
Ins. Co. this bust of Jonathan Goo lhue will bo 
placed in the prominent position to which it is en- 
titled. Many stories are told of the old merchant's 
kindliness and philanthropy. Ho was regarded as 
the Peter Cooper of his day. 

lie was born in Salem, Mass., June 21, 1783, and 
came to New York in 1807. His business prospered 
and he ranktd as an uncommonly successful and 
wealthy merchant. He died in 1848. It is related 
of him that he never forgot an old friend, no matter 
how humble the latter might be. The cartman who 
on his first arrival in New York took his baggage to 
his lodgings was employed by him until old age made 
the cartiran inactive. 

By Mr. Goodhue's imperative request his fureral 
was of the simplest character possible. Only the 
relatives and most intimate friends of the family were 
invited, and only a single carriage followed the hearse 
to the <rrave. — New York Times. 

Her2 Lyes buried 
the body of 

Mr. Daniel Rindge 
aged 84 years. Deed 
Novr ye 30th 1738. 

Here Lyes Iutared what was mortal! of Mrs. 
Anna Baker, wife of Mr.'JohtVB iker & Daughter of 
Mr. John Perkens who died April ye 27, 1 7 1 G, aged 
19 years & 4 months wanting one day. 

Here Lieth the body 

of John Baker, Esqr 

who died Augst 

1st 1734, aged 44 



Entered at Post Office as second class matter. 

Published Monthly, 25 cents per year. 

Acgustine Caldwell, Arthur W. Doive. 

P. O. Address, — Antiquarian Papers. Box 159,' 
Ipswich Mass. 


guitiquarimi Jtarc. 

voi,. IV. 




Entered' at Post Office as second class matter. 

Published Monthly, '_'"» cent9 per year. 

Augustine Cai.kwi cll, A ktii i k W. Dowe. 

P. O. Address, — Antiquarian Papers. Box 159, 
Ipsioich, Mass. 

Col. Francis Wainwright's Will. 1711. 
Copied by Arthur W. Dmo. 

Coll<». fl'ianci.s Wainwright's Esq., Will, proved 
and allowed. 

In the name & Hear of God, Amen. I 11'rancis 
Wainwright of Ipswich in 3c County of Es3ex in 
ye province of ye Massachusetts Bay in New 
England, Merchant, being sick and weak of 
Body yet thro ye great Goodness of God of clear 
and perfect understanding and of Disposeing 
mind and memory, Doe make and Ordaine this & 
no other to be my Last Will and Testament in 
manner and fl'onne Hollowing. 

(first and principally I Recomend my I mortal! 
Soul to jod who gave it, hopeing thro ye mercy 
of God & Merifls of my Dear Redeemer Jesus 
Christ to have full and free pardon of all my sins 
& a glorious Resurrection in the Day of Christ's 
appearance att ye Great and Last Day, and my 
Body I Comilt to ye Earth whence it was taken, 
to be Decently buryed att ye Discretion of my 
Executrs here after named, with ye advice of my 
surviving (friends. Anil as for That Temporal or 
Worldly Estate which It hath pleased God to 
bestow upon mee I will Bequeath & Dispose of In 
manner & fforme Hollowing : 

Imp. I will that all my just & Lawful! Debts 
and my H'unerall charges be Duely & Timely 
payd by my Executrs hereafter Named. 

Item. I give & Bequeath to the Church of Ips- 

wich ye sum of live pounds money, to be payd 
over fir a piece of plate for ye Lord's Table. 

Jt. I give & bequeath to Mrs. El/.a'th Hirst of 
Salem, with whom I had Covenanted for Marriage 
for the Love I have to her, the Sum of One hun- 
dred pounds money. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my kinswoman, 
Mrs. Mary Whipple, who hath been kind to mee 
in health and sickness, ye sum of Ten pounds. 

Item. 1 give and bequeath to ye Reverd Mr. 
Jno. Rogers minister, The sum of live pounds. 

Item. I give to the Revd Mr. Jabez Hitch ye 
Sum of Ten pounds. 

Item. I give to my Loveing & good fl'riend 
Daniel Rogers, School master, the sum of live 

Item. That whereas I have already given to 
my Daughter Sarah Minott alias Wainwright. 
The full Sum of Two hundred and fifty pounds, 
my will is that my other two daughters, Eliza'h 
Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright shall each of 
them have ye lull sum of Two hundred and fifty 
Disboursed and payd to them out of my Estate to 
make them Equall with their Sister — and 
then all the remainder of my Estate (after Debts 
& foregoing Legacies are payd as afore said,) 
both Reall and personall to be Equally Divided 
among all my Three Daughters aforenamed both 
for quantity and Quality. 

Item. I will and Desire that my Mother Epes 
may have a mourning Sute, given by my Eexec'rs 
at my H'unerall. 

Lastly. I constitute, ordaine A. appoint my 
Loving Brother Capt. John Whipple of Ipswich tV 
my son-in law Mr. Stephen Minott of Boston to 
be Joynt Executrs of this my last Will and Testa- 

In Confirmation that (his is mv last will & Tes- 





tament I have here unto set my hand and affixed 
ray seale This second da)' of August Anno Dom. 
One Thousand seven bundled and eleven. 

Signed — sealed — published & declared to be the 
Last, Will and Testament of said ffrancis Wain- 
wright. In presence of us Witnesses: John 
Harris, John Staniford, John Wainwright. 

[In the Antiquarian Papers for January, 1880, 
is the Coat of Arras and inscription upon the 
tomb of Col. Francis Wainwright, Sewall's record 
of his burial, his son's funeral, &c] 

The Boston Transcript has the following Query : 
(7171.) Are there any descendants or relatives 
of the late Jonathan Phillips of Ipswich, Mass., 
to whom a portrait of him would be valuable. — 
Said portrait is nearly or quite a hundred years 
old.— F. 

Thomas Bishop. 

Thomas, Bishop appeared in Ipswich in the ear- 
ly settlement of the town, and died here in his 
own house in 1671. His will is on tile at Salem. 
He left about five thousand pounds in properties : 
land, houses and vessels, with about one thousand 
pounds liabilities. He was a leading merchant 
and shipper of Ipswich. 

He left his son Samuel to succeed in his busi- 
ness. His son John became a physician and re- 
moved to Bradford, and shortly before his death 
moved with his wife, son and daughter to Med- 
ford. From Dr. John of Medford descend Heber 
R. Bishop of New York, builder Of the Elevated 
R. R. and Nath'l II. Bishop, the well-known au- 
thor of " A Thousand Miles Walk across So. Am- 
erica," " Voyage of Paper Canoe," &c. 

N. II. Bishop, Esq., writes: "Thomas Bishop 
died in 1C71, in Ipswich, and his wife and chil- 
dren lived there long after his decease, and from 
this we infer that his grave is there. Has he a 
gravestone? at what age did he die? what is the 
date of his birth? In his will he savs : " I give to 

A Diary published in the Historical Collections 
of the Essex Institute, (Vol. viii p. 212,) refers 
to Joseph Dana, who immigrated from Ipswich to 
Athens, Ohio, LSI,"). He was a son of the Rev. 
Dr. Joseph Dana. At the death of Joseph of 
Athens, a memorial sermon was preached in the 
So. Church, Ipswich, by Rev. Dr. Fitz : " Athens 
Nov. 25, 1817 Esq. Dana and myself took a ride 
of 12 miles to see the land. Rode on horseback, 
which tired me considerably. The roads are very 
bad, and this method of travelling is best. Mr. 
Dana told me he never rode before he came here, 
and now he has rode 200 miles at a time. He 
appears to be a perfect gentleman, and is very 
much respected here. He has paid me every at- 

Rev. William Adams, a native of Ipswich, and 
a minister of Dedham, wrote in his Diary : " An- 
no Christi 1G50, May 27, I was born a sinner in- 
to an evil world. Anno 166G, June 11, I first 
went to school to Mr. Andrews: abode with him 
till August 10, 1GG 7." Records: " 1668. In ansr 
to the peticon of William Adams a student, &c. 
the Court judge it meet to impower J no. Adams, 
the peticoners guardian to make a good sale of 
the peticoners lands, for the ends exprest in the 
petition." Mr. Thomas Andrews kept school in 
a one-story building which stood upon the site of 
the old Grammar-School-House, now owned and 
used as a barn by Thomas Til ton. Mr. Fzekiel 

my brother Paul of Kingston a hogshead of to- 
bacco to be sent over to him when the crop arrives 
from Virginia." There were 11 Kingstons in 

c. re 

England at that time : Kingston on the Thames, 
Kingston on Hull, &C. In what vessel did Tho : 
Bishop come to this country? did he come direct ' 
to Ipswich or stay awhile in some other place? I 
will give anyone fifty dollars who will find the 
birth-date, with satisfactory evidence, of Thomas 
Bishop, who died in Ipswich, 1671. — Nathaniel 
11. Bisho/), Lake Ueorye, Warren Co. N. Y. 



Cheever taught and lived in the same place, pre- 
vious to Mr. Andrews. The ancient Cheever Sch. 
House was torn down in the earl}' part of the 
present century. Schoolmaster Andrews died 
Jul}' 10, 1G83, unmarried; his estate was settled 
by two of his nephews, John Andrews and Daniel 
Hovey. 1656. the will of John Ward, sometimes 
resident at Ipswich in New England, dated 28 
Decern. 1(>.">2, gives to Thomas Andrews books 
and Chirurgry chest iV all yt is now in it. 

Miss Sarah F. Jewett, Stratham, N. H., sends 
the following copyings from Collin's Newbury: 

"Mr. Ralph Cross was born in Ipswich, 14 
August, 17U(>, came to Newbury, m. Sarah John- 
son, and was one of the most useful and pa- 
triotic and pious citizens of the town ; was one 
of the seven persons who made a present of a 
house to Mr. Parsons whom he boarded gratis at 
his own house for three years, and gave a large 
share of the expense of building a meeting house. 

Joseph Muzzey, born 1G2S, m. Esther Jack- 
man, 9 Feb. 1601, he died 30 Dec. 1680 ; he lived 
in what was called Muzzey's lane, now Marlboro 
street. He was from Ipswich and a son of Robert 

" Rev. Nehemiah Porter of Ipswich, m. Rebec- 
ca, dau. of Robert and Elizabeth Hale. 

Richard Shatswell of Ipswich, m Eleanor Che- 
ney, 17 Dec. 1G0G, she was born 2i* Mch, 1G79, at 

Capt. Wm. White, Ipswich, then Newbury, 
then Haverhill, where he d. 28 Sept. 1690, aged 
80 years. 

Hannah, daughter of John Farrow of Ipswich, 
m. 9 June, 1 074, Nathaniel Folsom of Exeter, 
son of John Folsom the Emigrant. — Folsom Gen. 

Hear Lys ye Body of Wiilliam Houeard, who 
Died July ye I?f>th, 1709, & in ye 7f> year of his 


(In possession of Mr. Francis 11. Wad''-) 


Regemental Orders. Jan'y 19th, 1787. The 
Officers of the several Companies will see that 
their men are supplied with three days provision, 
including this day, the provisions to be cook'd 
this Night, as the Reg't will march to-morrow 
Morning, the troops to parade near Mr >iergent's 
meeting-house at half-past D o'clock. 

The Officers are requested to pay particular at- 
tention to their men, that they don't injure the in- 
habitants nor their property, or insult their per- 

The Quarter-Master will as soon as the Regt 
shall march proceed immediately to Concord and 
provide Quartei'9 for the troops against they shall 

1 777, August. This Month was drowned near 
Newburyport, Jonathan Callaway, who was 
aboard a i'rivateer Ship which sunk suddenly off 
Plumb Island 

1777, Cct. 1G, died the wife of John Good- 
hue, Jnn'r, in Consequence of Fall from a 
Tree about a fortnight before. 

1 77'J, June, died Wife of James Lord by a Fall 
down Cellar. 

1780, Jan. 5, Died Daniel Lord very Suddenly 
between 7 and 8 o'clock in the morning, without 
any previous Illness, and by an unknown Disor- 
der, — he was about .">2 Years of Age and of a 
pretty healthy, vigorous Constitution. — Frisbie. 

17'.'7, October 22, 2.'!. Two children of Ebcn'r 
Stani ford died one on Sabbath day and the other 
on Monday with a dysentery, and were both con- 
veyed on Tuesday Oct'r 24 in one cotlin to the 
same grave. Such an Instance has not happened 
in this Parish since my Ministry. — Frisbie. 



To Mad. Rebekah Symonds. No 7. 

(Concluded, j 

Original Letters in the Archives of American An- 
ti(jiiarian Society, Worcester. 

Sory 1 am to hear yt Mr. 1). Epps hath Lost 
soe many bopefull Brandies in his fomilie. The 
following children to ye grave is such a sorrow 
that I must confesse I never felt any earthly thing 
more effect my heart. 

May 23, 1G81. Concerning ft 1 r. tamuel Hall's 
legacies he writes : Yt business of Mr. Sam : Hall 
and his wife Lie licavie on mee. . . I therefore 
doe request and order (if not otherwise disposed 
of,) that the cattle in my Brother Epps hands be 
sould for money, as much as they will yeilri ; To 
enable mee to pay somewhat of the New English 
Legacies, viz. the 501b to Boston poore pple yt 
were made soe by the great fire their ; and 50 Lb 
to such poore as suffered of the, Massachusetts 
Colony by the Indian warr, in the distribution 
wherof I purpose to entrust my worthy frind Mr. 
Stoughton, the matter being by S. H. will, left to 
my discretion, vnlesse you have some particular 
freinds to commend to mee soe qualified as may 
Receive it whome in my Instructions to Mr. 
Stoughton I resolve shall be preferred, and I 
thinke Moses Woster, as you did Intimate, was a 
sufferer and shall be one ; your servt lfrancis 
Graves hath a Legacie of live pounds, but John it 
seems in returning nothing of what he received, 
lost his uucle and Ants favour quite. 

Mch 80, 1G82. If any old Barnards of Salisbury 
New Towne children be poore by reason of their 
fathers massacre, I leave their relief to your con- 

Sept. 28, 1682. The hair plush was not of the 
exact collour of the pattern was because I had it 
not time enough of Mr. Saltingstone. As to yr 
silke Tabby manto I hope it may please. Tis not 
the mode now to Lyne them at all : but if you 
like to have it soe, any silke will serue and it may 
be done at your pleasure. 

Articles sent : Tabby flowered manto and a 
pare of embroidered satin shoes to wear with jr 
manto as the mode is, 1 yd black silk plush, 2k ' 
yds narrow lute string, 5 yards Allamode, two 
lute string whoods two spotted gauze whoods, a 
fan of best torlis shell, two full pleated drolls, 
3000 best pins, scarlet stockings, worsted, hol- 
land, collard silke, a Bible, oxford print, home 
paper, two slicks scaling wax, 2 copper dialling 

1C84. His sister Hale was dead, her husband 
again married, and the uncle of the new wife, Mr. 
Moses Browne, sends love to the bride, and her 
mother his sister. 



Will of John Satchwdl of Ipswich, dated 11 
Feb 1G4G. Gives to son Richard houses and land ; 
land to wife Johan ; "and my will is yt if'Richard 
shall not marry with Rebecca Tuttle which is now 
intended, then my wife shall have her heing in the 
house as is before mentioned during her life, un- 
less," &.c. ; if his wife .Johan ami son Richard die 
without issue, property to go to testator's chil- 
dren '-that are here in New England ;" to brother 
Theophilus Satchwell ; to brother Curwin ; to sis- 
ter Webster. Wife ex'x. Wit: Jonathan Wade, 
James Howe. Proved .'30 March, H547 — Vol. I, 
f. 22(79.) 

Inv. of estate of Jno. Satchwell of Ipswich, 
deed, taken by Jonathan Wade and Thomas Hew- 
lett.— Vol. I, f. 23 (81.) 

Thomas Ferman of Ipswich, merchant, sells to j 
John Frock ter of Ipswich his farm house called 
Thorne hill, with barn, &c , land, marsh, lVc, 
bounded by a creek, John Brown, late the land of 
of Wm. Sawkin, Geo. Giddings, lying in Ipswich 
— dated (J : 3mo : 1G47. Witt: Samll Symonds, 
Thomas Lord. He also granted said John Proctor 
his soldier's lot which he bought of Thomas Perry. 
Wit : Samuel Symonds and William Goodhue. — 
Vol. I, f. 2 1 (88.) 








Entered at Post Office as second class matter. 

Published Monthly, 25 cents per year. 

Augustine Caldwell, Airmen W. Dowe. 

P. O Address, — Antiquarian Papers. Box 159, 
Ipswich, Mass. 

Madame Rogers' School. 
A Tradition. 

When the present South Church was erected, 
an ancient building was removed from its site 
which had once been the residence, of Doctor 
Samuel Rogers. The Dr. was a stately man, 
honorably descended from the long line of minis- 
terial Rogerses. Of his maternal family' it is 
sufficient to say his mother was a Whittingham. 

His wife was a grandaughtei of Rev. John 
Wise of Chebacco, a man of great physical pow- 
er, (he once threw a wrestler over the stone-wall 
before his house,) and mighty in church and state, 
— fearless, defiant, democratic. 

Tradition says that Madame Rogers was a sin- 
gularly intellectual and cultivated woman. Young 
ladies solicited her instructions and assistance in 
their mental development, till her home became a 
well-known resort for wealthy daughters of Bos- 
ton, Salem, Ip&wich, &c. 

Saturday of each week she devoted to the 
study of the The Shorter Catechism. It was 
considered the important, lesson of the week, and 
no girl could possibly be excused without a most 
valid reason. 

Cne of the scholars was Lucy Martin, a bright 
girl, with that excess of young life which must find 
expression. Her father was a doctor, who had re- 
tired from practice, andji-ved in the ancient and 

quaint yellow Farley house, which stood near the 

Once as the girls were arranged before their 
Instructress to receive the usual Saturday drill in 
the famous book which New England revered, 
Mrs. Rogers was. horrified to hear a titter which 
amounted to almost a laugh ! Her keen eyes ran 
up and down the class, and the trembling Lucy 
made full confession. The teacher immediately 
discoursed upon the sin of laughter as "a crack- 
ling of thorns under a pot ami vanity," (Ecc. vii, 
G.) and so glaring did the fault appear that Lucy 
was not only severely reprimanded but smartly 
chastised with a rod. 

The young ladies were much incensed and de- 
termined to justify the sufferer. Accordingly the 
whole school went to Mistress Martin. As they 
approached the house they begged of Lucy to 
cry harder, that the indignity might be more ap- 
parent. Mrs Martin quietly listened, and then 
inquired: "What did Lucy do?" " She only 
tittered in Catechism." "Tittered in Catechism!" 
said the astounded Matron, "if my Lucy tittered 
in Catechism, I have not a word to say against the 



John Prockter of Ipswich, husbandman, con- 
veys to Thomas Firman of Ipswich, merchant, 
my dwelling house and barn and houselot, 2 acres 
abutfing vpon Ipswich river towards thej north 
and vpon the houselot of Thomas Wells towards 
the south :* also a parcel of land, vpland and 

* The ancient Proctor dwelling-house still 
stands and is now known as the residence of Mr. 
Samuel N. Baker, near the stone bridge. 




meadow (20 acres,) lying vpon the mile brook 
towards the south and west, and a parcel of 
ground of Mr. Saltonstull's towards the southeast, 
snd the rest upon vpon the common ground in 
the town of Ipswich. 0:3mo: 1647. signed by 
mark. Wit: Samuel Symonds and William Good- 
hue.— Vol. I, f. 24, (84.) 

Stephen Bachilor, late of Hampton in Norfolk 
Co., now of Strawberry Bank, gives his grand- 
children, John, Stephen and William Sanborne 
and Nathaniel Bachilor, all now or lately of 
Hampton aforesaid, his house and ground, &c, 
at Hampton, the estate to be in John and his pos- 
terity, he paying £20 apiece to the other three. — 
He does not grant that portion which he formerly 
sold to William Howard and Thomas Ward, &c. 
Dated 20: 2: 1647. Wit: William Wakefeild, 
William Fifedd, Thomas Waldo and Abraha Wai- 
ver.— Vol. I, t 25 (8;">.) 

Will of Robert Hunter, dated 5: Gmo : 1G47. 
Gives to wife Mary Hunter a life estate in his 
hovse and lot; to Thomas Birkby "one little 
browne heller ;" to poor in the church of Rowley 
£10 ; gives to Richard Clark, John Dresser, John 
Burbank, William Jackson, Jane Grant, Lisly 
Wood and Margaret Crosse, 10s. each; to Wm. 
Sticknee 20s. and "all my workiday clothes;" to 
Thomas Eletherp 10s; to Mr'is Shove (50s. "wch 
I desire may be for helping her sonn when he is 
to goejto Cambrig ;" to John Trumbell 20s., to 
Edward Sawyer 10?., to Thomas Tenney 10s., 
and the remainder of the estates he gives to his 
wife, Mary Hunter, whom he makes sole ex'x. 
Wit: Humfry Rayner and Maximilian Jawit. 
Mem: Abell Langley, if he shall carry himself 
well towards his dame shall have the inheritance 
of the house and lot, if he settle there ; but if not 
then it is to be disposed of by the church for the 
use of the poor of Rowley. Langley has leberty 
to go to England to settle any estate he may have 
there, but if he goes there to remain he shall for- 
feight all right to this estate. (This memorandum 

seems to be a nuncupative codicil to his will, ai d 
was sworn to in court by witnesses.) Vol I f. 2f>, 
(87.) [Stephen Bachilor lived awhile in Ipswich 
as well as Robert Hunter.] 

I i 

Ipswich Slaves. 

Our Town Records occasionally remind us of 
the slaves owned in town in Colonial days. Some 
of the following names are yet familiar by tradi- 
tion : 

172G, married Thorn and Flora, negroes of Mr 
Benjamin Crocker. 

172IJ, married Mr Wade's Peter and Mr Burn- 
ham's Sarah. 

1731, died Rose, a negro serv't of Mrs. Han- 
nah Crompton ; Tom, a negro of Mr Benjamin 
Crocker ; Jane, negro of Mr James Brown. 

1733, died Jacob, negro of Col. John Appleton. 

1730, died Peter Dick, negro of Jona : Wade, 
Esq. ; Phillis, negro girl of Mr Joseph Abbe. 

1744, born, Scipio, son of Scipio and Dinah, 
and 1750, died Andrew, son of Scipio. [Proba- 
bly free, as master's name is not given ] 

1747, married C;esor and Jane Sleigh, servants 
of Stephen Emerson ; Jupiter died. 

1750, married, Peter and Jane, servants of Mr 

1750, died Dinah, a negro of Coll. Appleton. 

1751, Jupiter, servant of Samuel Adams, mar- 
ried Tidy, servant of Isaac Appleton. 

151, died Esther, servant of Increase Howe, 

1761, mar'd Scipio and Flora, ser. of Jos Rust. 

1762, Plato and Phebe, svt. Dea Matt Whipple 
1765, married Ceasar and Phillis. 

1767, Bristo and Venus, serv. of Mr Daniel 
Giddings. Scipio and Peggy Harden. 

1768, married Scipio and Ruth, serv. of Lieut. 
Moses Bradstreet ; 

1772, Mr Richard Shatswell gives by will a ne- 
gro, Peter, to his wife. 

From 1782 to 1781) we find names of: Peter 


servant of Samuel Adams, Peter, svt of Lieut Jo : 
Choate, Reuben, servt of Lt. Thomas Choate, 
Dille servt of Mr. Jacob Story, Jethro aervt Capt 
Jacob Dodge, Flora servt of Capt Daniel Good- 
hue, Quommono Morris and ('ate Morris, free ne- 
groes, [Quouamcno always called Cate 7<e,] Jupiter 
servt of Rev MrJewett married Violet servt of 
widow Rebekali Dodge, Prince Freeman and Kate 
servts Mr Joseph Cogswell, Plato, freeman, for- 
merly servt to Dea. Whipple, and Phillis former- 
servt to Joua. Cogswell were married 1785, Rose, 
negro woman of Mr Rust found dead in bed in 
1787, Newberry negro of Capt Rich: Floman, 
Edward and Dinah, negroes of Francis andThos. 

Oct. 9, 1802, Charles Lewis, negro, was mur- 
dered in North Common Fields by Cato Haskell. 

One hundred and fifteen years ago, 77 women 
of Chebacco, with wool, flax and wheels, went to 
the house of their minister, the Rev'd Mr. John 
Cleveland and spun all day, leaving the result of 
their labor as a gift to himself and wife. Among 
the Wade Papers is a fragmentary account of this 
parish visit, and we give what remains of it : 

[torn.] from several other ladies who 'could 
not attend in person, amounted To 105 twenty 
knot skeins of thread and Yarn, more welcome in 
this present state of our country Then 'any im- 
ported manufactures of europe or the indies, the 
Liberality of the ladies above mentioned, and oth- 
ers who Generally took part with them, did not 
stop at the labor of spinning, but furnished the 
whole of the materials and as good as the whole 
of the. provision And refreshments of the day, 
with all necessary attendance, and Provided for 
the weaving a good part of the Cloth, in evening 
a number of gentlemen of the musical choir fell in 
and melodious Singing closed the whole. 

Ye soft directors o( the wheel 
Who liberal things devise, 

How shall the y,iow our bosoms feel 
To clue expression rise. 

Be every sweet of life combined 

To cheer your virgin state, 
And if to nuptial bands resigned, 

Still be your joys complete. 

O if to heaven's eternal throne 
Cur prayer can find its way, 

Immortal wealth thence llowing down, 
Your labors shall repay. 

Your Shepherd with new joy shall bring 

Salvation on his tongue, 
And hope with you to join and sing 

One grateful, endless song. 

Sparke's Tavern, [671. 
June 8, 1G71. Upon request of some of the In- 
habitants of this Towne to the Selectmen for 
John Sparke to have liberty to draw beere of a 
pany a quart to such as may have need to make 
vse of it, The Select men doth Grant him license 
soe to doe, pvided he obserues tin; orders of the 
gen'll court nor at, any time to entertaine any in- 
habitants in the night, nor suffer any pson to 
bring liquors to drinke in his house or wine. 

[ThcSparkc-Inn still stands — the house of the 
late Mary Laker. It continued an Inn till after 
the Revolution. In Sewall's day it was the Sparke 
then Rogers house ; in John Adams' day it was 
the Treadwell. Adams gives an entertaining des- 
cription of the Treadwells. Mad'm Treadwell had 
a portrait of her ancestor, Gov. Endicott, copied 
and hung in the Inn The late Gen. Sutton told 
us that this copy was sold at auction, purchased 
by John White Treadwell, and hung by him in 
the Essex Institute.] 

Amos Chapman, Linebrook Parish, died of a 
wound by powder from firing a gun, Oct. "2'.), 

Dec. 8, 178'.), James Robinson aged 13, killed 
bv a fall from a house. 





Continued from Antiguarian Papers, June, 1883. 
Some months ngo we printed Ipswich Births, 
Marriages, Deaths, from 1G57 to 1GG5. They are 
on record in the Room of the Clerk of the Courts 
in Salem : the following are Births, beginning 
with the first page of the Books in the charge of 
the Ipswich Town Clerk, — Wesley K Bell, Esq , 
whose willingness and courtesy have been repeat- 
edly manifest in our search after early names. 

Sarah, daughter to Mr. Samuel and Sarah Rog- 
ers, borne Oct 14 1664. 

John son to Mr Samuel and Sarah Rogers, born 
Aprill 29, 16G7. 

Sussanna daughter to Mr Samuel and Sarah 
Rogers borne mru 17, 1667. 

Martha daughter to William and Martha Dur- 
gie borne Augst 1GG8. 

Nathaniel son to William and Hanah Goodhue 
borne 8br 24, 1G70. 

Jonathan son to Mr Samuel and Sarah Rogers 
borne March 24, 1670-1. 

Mary daughter to Mr. Samuel and Sarah Rog- 
ers borne Sept 10, 1G72. 

Jonathan, son to Mr. Thos and Elizabeth Wade 
borne May ye 1st, 1G72. 

Hanneh daughter to Wru and Hannah Good- 
hue, borne July 4th, 1G73. 

Thos son to Thos and Elizabeth Wade was 
borne Deccnbr ye 15, 1G73. 

John son to Mr Thos and Elizabeth Wade was 
borne Febr loth, 1G74. 

Margaret daughter to Mr Samuel and Sarah 
Rogers borne Oct 24, 1G75. 

Nathaniel son to Samuel and Ruth Ingals 
borne Febr 9, 1675. 

James son to Obadiah and Hazelpony Wood 
was borne June ye 5th, 1675. 

Joseph son to William and Hanah Goodhue 
borne March 8th, 167G. 

William son to Mr Thos and Elizabeth Wade 
was borne Aprell ye "2()th, 1677. 

Thomas son to Thomas and Anna Marshall 
borne Deer, 1678. 

Francis, son to William and Hanah Goodhue 
borne Octob, 1G78. 

Elizabeth daughter to Mr Samell and Sarah 
Rogers borne Octob, 1G78. 

Nathll son to Mr Thomas and Elizabeth Wade, 
was borne Decembr ye 15, 1678. 

[torn.] son to Joseph and Mary Lee born 17tli 
Octor, 1679. 

1G9G, June 15. Samuel Chapman having built 
a barn upon ye Land of his homestead bought of 
Mr. Cobbett called Dymond Island on ye North- 
erly shore of which a Barn being sett on ye Top 
of the Hill, I Received much Dammage by ye 
wind having such power on ye Top of Said Hill, 
as to uncover ye Roof of Said Barn so Commonly 
as yt I am weary of its Repair time a'"ter time, 
and see no other way for its Preservation, butt yt 
I must Remoue said Barn & Bring it Down Lower 
under ye Hill wen I Cannot doe but on ye Com- 
mon, my humble Petition therefore is yt you 
would be Pleased either to give, sell or change G 
or 8 rods for ye sd end of securing my sd Barn. 
[Land was given on easterly side of sd Chap- 
man's land.] 

At the beginning of the Summer, 1788, Died at 
Sea Andrew Harris ; also Joseph Wilcome by a 
Fall from the Shrowds by which he was instantly 
killd. Obit. Nov. 17, 1788, setat io.—Frisbie. 

1787, April 15th, was found & the next day 
bury'd the Body of Abigail Jones, who was 
drownd by falling under the Ice about 7 weeks 
before. She was in ye 9th year of her age. — lb. 

1801, Dec. 25. Heard of the death of John, son 
of Simon Smith, in the West Indies, by a fever, 
29 yrs. 1803, Feb. 11. Heard of the death of 
Capt Jona : Lakeman who died at Aux Cays the 
first day Janr, 1803, aged 28 —fever. — lb. 

i : : 


gmtiqumuim faprs. 



NO. XLVf. 


Entered at Post Office as second class matter. 

Published Monthly, 2~> cents per year. 

Augustine Caldwell, Arthur W. Dowe. 

1'. O. Address, — Antiquarian Papers Box 159, 
Ipswich, Mass. 

From JoJm G. Wliittier's " Miscellanies.'" 

The 21st of April, 1775, witnessed an awful 
commotion in the village ol Ipswich. Old men 
and hoys, (the middle-aged had marched to Lex- 
ington some days before,) and ail the women in 
the place who were not bedridden or sick, came 
rushing as with one accord to Meeting-house 
Green. A rumor, which no one attempted to 
trace or authenticate, spread from lip to lip that 
the British regulars had landed on the Beach and 
were marching upon the town. 

A scene of indescribable terror and confusion 
followed. Defence was out ot the question, as the 
young and ablebodied men of the entire region 
round about hail marched to Cambridge and Lex- 
ington. The news of the battle at the latter place, 
exaggerated in all its details, had been just re- 

or? *) 

eeived ; terrible stories of the atrocities committed 
by the dreaded regulars had been related ; and it 
was believed that nothing short of a general ex- 
termination of the patriots — men, women and 
children, —was contemplated by the British com- 

Almost simultaneously the people of Beverly, a 
village a few miles distant, were smitten with the 
same terror. How the rumor was communicated 
no one could tell. It was there believed that the 
enemy had fallen upon Ipswich and massacred 
the inhabitants without regard to age or sex. 

It was about the middle of the afternoon of this 
day that the people of Newbury, ten miles farther 
north, assembled in an informal meeting at the 
Town House to hear accounts from the Lexington 
li"ht and to consider what action was a necessary 
consequence of that event. Parson Caiey was 
about opening the meeting with prayer, when hur- 
ried hoof-beats sounded up the street, and a mes- 
senger, loose-haired and panting for breath, rush- 
ed up the staircase. "Turn o.ut, turn out, for 
3od's sake," he cried, "or. you will all be killed ! 
The regulars are marching on us ; they are at. 
Ipswich, cutting and slashing all before them !" 
Universal consternation was the immediate result 
of this fearful announcement; Parson Carey's 
prayer died on his lips ; the congregation dispers- 
ed over the town, carrying to every house the 
tidings that the regulars had come. Men on 
horseback went galloping up and down the streets 
shouting the alarm. Women and children echoed 
it from every corner. The panic became irresist- 
ible, uncontrollable. Cries were heard that the 
dreaded invaders had reached Oldtown Bridge, a 
little distance from the village, and that they 
were killing all whom they encountered. Flight 
was resolved upon. All the horses and vehicles in 
the town were put in requisition ; men, women 
and children hurried as for life towards the north. 
Some threw their silver and pewter ware and 
other valuables into the wells. Large numbers 
crossed the Merrimac and spent the night in the 
deserted houses of Salisbury, whose inhabitants, 
stricken by the strange terror, had tied into New 
. Hampshire to take up their lodgings in dwellings 
also abandoned by their owners. 

A few individuals refused to tly with the" multi* 
tude : some, unable to move by reason of sickness 
were left behind by their relatives. One old gen- 




tleman whose excessive corpulence rendered re- 
treat on his part impossible, made a virtue of ne- 
cessity ; and seating himself in his doorway with 
his loaded king's arm, upbraided his more nimble 
neighbors, advising them to do as he did, and 
"stop and shoot the devils." One man got his 
family into a boat to go to Ram Island for safety 
He imagined he was pursued by the enemy thro' 
the dusk of the evening, and was annoyed by the 
crying of an infant in the after part of the boat. 
'* Do throw that squalling brat overboard," he 
called to his wife, "or we shall be all discovered 
and killed." A poor woman ran four or five 
miles up the river and stopped to take breath and 
nurse her child, when she found to her great hor- 
ror that she had brought off the cat instead of the 
baby ! 

All through that memorable night the terror 
swept onward towards the north with a speed 
which seems almost miraculous, producing every 
where the same results. At midnight a horseman 
clad only in shirt and breeches dashed by our 
grandfather's door in Haverhill, twenty miles up 
the river. "Turnout! Geta musket!" he shout- 
ed; "the Regulars are landing on Plum Island!" 
" I'm glad of it," responded the old gentleman 
from his chamber window ; " I wish they were all 
there and obliged to stay there." When it is un- 
derstood that Plum Island is little more than a 
naked sand ridge, the benevolence of this wish can 
be readily appreciated. 

All the bouts on the river were constantly employed 
for several hours in conveying across the terrified fu- 
gitives. Through "the dead waste and middle of the 
night" they fled over the border into New Hampshire. 
Some feared to take the frequented roads and wan- 
dered over wooded hills and through swamps where 
the snows of the late winter had searcly melted. They 
heard the tramp and outcry of those behind them, 
and fancied that the sound* were made by pursuing 
enemies. Fast as they flel, the terror by some un- 
accountable means outstripped them. They found 

houses deserted and streets strewn with household 
Mud's abandoned in ihe hurry of escape. 

Towards morning the tide partially turned. Such of 
the good people of Ipswich as were unable or unwill- 
ing to leave their homes became convinced that the 
terrible rumor which had nearly depopulated the 
place was unfounded. Among those who had there 
awaited the onslaught ol the Regulars was a young 
man from Exeter. Satisfied that the whole matter 
was a delusion, he mounted his horse and followed 
after the multitude, undeceiving all whom he over- 
took. Late at night he reached Newburyport greatly 
to the relief of its sleepless inhabitants, hurried across 
the river, proclaimiBg as he rode the welcome tidings, 
and the sun rose upon haggard ' and jaded fugitives, 
woru with excitement and fatigue, slowly returning. 



John Winthrop, jr., conveys to "my brother, Mr* 
Samuel Symouds," of Ipswich, a piece of vpland and 
marsh, a part of his farm called Castle Hill, (10D 
acres,) as it is divided from the rest by a small 
creek uear ye foot of ye great hill where there is usval 
passage over with cattle, aud thence vpon a straight 
line to that parte of the creeke which divideth the 
land of my said brother and Widow Lumkin toward 
the west ; and as the said creek leadcth to the main 
creek toward ye east from the place of common pas- 
sage over the creek aforesaid. 1:11 mo. 164,4. wit: 
Edward Bragg and Saml Heyford. Vol. I., f. 27(92.) 

John Winthrop, jr., sells to his brother Samuel 
Symondsof Ipswich, ''all my farm called Castle Hill," 
containing 200 aces. 20: b" : 1G45. Wit. Em: 
Downings and Raph Fogg.— Vol. T., f. 27 (93.) 



Ipswich, June 10, 1793. We the subscribers, 
Emerson Cogswell attorney for his mother, Mary 
Cogswell, and Thomas Buruham administrator to the 
estate of his father, Thomas Burnham, deed, have 






(his day .submitted n demand of the Said "Mary Cogs- 
well, upon tlie estate of the. paid '1 llOlilUS Burnliaui, 
dee'd, for her third in a house and land purchased by 
the said Thomas Burnham, dee'd, of Mu. bury Holmes 
to the determination of John Crocker and Nathaniel 
Heard, and they having determined that the said 
Thomas in his capacity aforesaid shall pay from the 
estate of his father, deed, the sum uf Thirty-six 
shillings annually, to the said Mary Cogswell or her 
attorney during the natural life of said Mary, from 
the first day of May, one thousand seven hundred 
and ninety-one, and we, the above named Emerson 
Cogswell and 'I homas Burnham, agree 1o the above 
mentioned determination in our aforesaid capacities. 
Witnessed by Thomas Bckmiam, Adm. 

Joseph Swasey Emerson Cogswell. 

John Sa fiord. 

[The Mary Cogswell spoken of above was Mary 
Pecker, elder daughter of James Pecker of Boston, 
wharfinger, — will proved 1734. Emerson, her son, 
married Susannah Robinson, and she became the di- 
rect ancestor of Wni. S. Robinson, ( Warrington,) 
His descent can be traced from John Cogswell, Thom- 
as Kmerson. Cornelius Waldo and Dep. Gov. Sym- 
onds, who were among the early settlers of Ipswich.] 

II. H. R. 

February the 7th, 1688. The Justices of the 
peace, viz., Capt. Appleton and Capt. Eppsc, Esqr ; 
being pres'-nt with some of the Select men, and hear- 
in" a Complaint that was formerly Exhibited by 
Samuel Hunt,sr, in the behalf of himself and others 
a-reived with some persons that lately erected a new 
pew in the meeting house and that it hindered the 
Light, and the Complaint being against Joseph 
ffuller aud John Burly who Erected the said Pew 
and others that sitt iu the said Pew. Upon hearing 
and Considering the Case, It is determined that the 
said Joseph ffuller and John Burly that built the 
said Pew, as also James ffuller, matthew Perkins & 
Wm Baker, (that claim right in the said Pew by 
Vtrtuc of a grant frcm the Select men, be forth with 
ordered to make or cause to be made and compleatly 

finished at their owne charge a new window in tie 
meetinghouse on the south east side on the eastward- 
ly side of the midle Dore, consisting of two case- 
ments, the bredth of the sd windo to supply the space 
between ye two posts next the dore which is betwixt 
five and six foot, as also in height &, depth us the 
place will afford and allow. Which said Window is 
to be finished within fourteen dayes next ensuing, 
and the persons aboue named are to haue towards 
their disbursments the sum often shillings out of the 
townc stock or Kate, and this to be final Isue of the 
troubles that haue arisen hitherto concerning this 
matter. And the brant of the former Selectmen to 
the persons afforesaid to remainc firine and good. 

Also the said Joseph ffuller and John Burly are de- 
sired by the Justices and the selectmen to make a 
convenient window on the northwest side of the 
meeting house within a short time: who are to be 
paid by the same for their paines and Labor. 

1076. At a meeting of the Select men the first of 
June, 167G: Upon # considderation not only of the 
indecencie of horses goeing into the burying place at 
buryalls, but also with there trampling, defaceing 
both the place and Graves, for prevention wherof yt is 
ordered that noe pson from henceforth shall come 
with there horses into the sd burying place at bnrialls 
except it be when the ground is covered with snow, 
upon the penalty & forfitt of two shilling six pence lor 
every offence of that kynd, to be distrayned by the 

Sept ye 1st, 16 92. Att a meeting of ye Inhabi- 
tants of Ipswich, Septbr ye' lit, 1092, It was de- 
clared to ye Inhabitants that ye Church had made 
Choice of mr. John Wainwright, mr. William Stew- 
art, Deacon Goodhue, sen'r, Mr. Nath'll Rust, se'n, 
& Mr. Joseph Goodhue to be a committee to ouersce 
affaires necessary for ye ordination of mr. John 
Rogers, to be on ye 12th of October next, ye which 
ye Towne approves of. 





Sonn of Obadiah Wood, borne the 1 llh of 
Aprill, lGti"). 

Joanah, daughter of Robert Kinsman, borne 
25 of Aprill, 1005. 

Mary, daughter of Ilaniell Bosworth, borne the 
Uth of Aprill. 

John, sonn of Shoreborn Willaon, Itorne the 
1 t!i of May. 

John, sonn of John Low, borne the 24 Aprill. 

" of William Coggswell, borne 12 May. 

Joseph, son of Jeremiah Jewett, borne the 17 
of Aprill. 

Sarah, dan. of Samuell Perly borne the 7 of 

.Jonathan, sonn of John Barborne the 28 June, 
at 11 of the clock. 

/ Matthew, sonn of Jacob Perkings, borne 23 
of June. 

Sarah, daughter Of Jacob Foster, borne the 
3 of August. 

Beniamyn, son of Isack Foster, borne June 

Mary, dau of Thomas Hart borne 25 August. 

Thomas, sonn of John Pindar, borne 2G Aug. 

Daniell, sonn of Daniell llovey, borne the 24 
of June. 

Mary, daughter of Cornelius Waldo borne the 
9 of September. 

Richard, son of Jerimiah Belcher the loth of 

Sarah, daughter of Newman borne 23 of Aug. 

Joseph, sonn of John Whipple tersh borne the 
17 of Sept. 

John, sonn of John Ring borne 18 of Octobar. 

Richard, sonn and Elizabeth dangh of .John 
Kimball, borne Sept 22. 

Samuell son of Samuell Younglove, junr., 
borne the 30th Octobar. 

Abigaill dangh of Vsuall Wardell borne the 27 

Joseph sonn of Samuell Hunt, borne the 28 of 

Mary, dangh : of Nehemiah Abbott, borne 1 of 

Sarah, dangh: John Gaynes borne the 23 of 
Novemb : 

William, sonn of William Searle borne the 22 
of Novemb : 

Joseph, sonn of Joseph Whipple borne 1 Nov. 

Sarah, daujjh : of Isaiah Wood borne 2(5 Dec. 

Abigail, daugh of Natuiell Elithorp, borne '.) 
Decern b. 

Robert sonn of Robert Crose the i of January. 

Elizabeth, dau of William Lambert, borne 11 

Moses sonn of Moses Bradstreet, borne the 17 
of Octobar. 

Sarah, daughter of Nathaniel! Wells borne the 
borne the 10 of .M arch. 

- Margret daugli of John Saffourd. borne the 28 
of February. 

Thomas, sonn of Thos Trcdwell, borne Mch 3th 

Beniamyn sonn of Robert Dutch borne the 4th 

Mary daugh of Nalhaniell Trcdwell, borne 22 
of Octobar. 

John sonn of John Day borne 17th February. 

Sarah daughter of Will : Gutterson borne the 
3lh of July. 

Martha daught of John Prockter borne 1 of Apr. 

Mehitlabell daught: of Samuell Addams, borne 
the 27 of Octobar. 

Abraham son of Abraham Perkins borne 1"> of 

Jonathan son of Tho : Low, jun. borne 7 July. 

Esther, daughter of Thos and Mary Burnham 
borne 19th -March. 

Itt is ordered that Mr. Wm Hubbard shall and 
is heereby impoffrd to marry David Fiske of 
Cambridg & Sarah Wilson of Ipswich, if they are 
published according to lawe — 31 Oct. lG.")."). 

Feb. 27, 1G72. Thomas Perrin keeps Hock at 
the Neck, and is to employ Nath'll Fuller, aged 
about IK yrs, to look after them, when he (Ber- 
lin,) is not with them. 

169.1. William Howlet lived at Gravelly Brook. 

1658. Granted the Sagamores widdow to enjoy 
yt percell of land her husband had fenced in 
dureing the time of her widdowhood. 

Feb. 17, 1G5G. Rich : Shatswell sett up a mill 
at the falls to break hemp. 


Itntiparimt fitjup. 




Copied by Everett S. Hubbard. 

Robert Choate .— 1722. 
I the underwritten Robert Choate hereby bind 
& oblige my Selffe to pay or Cause to be paid 
unto the Select men of Ipswich for tha time being 
for the use of the poor of the said Town the Sum 
of Five pounds currant mony of new England on 
Condition that if at any time within Seaven Years 
from the Date hereof, I the said Robert Choate 
ehallbe choosen to the office of Constable within 
said Town & do not accept the Trust of said 
Ollice & take the Oath by Law prescribed for 
said oflice when 1 shall be thereto choosen & re- 
quired. In Witness whereof I have hereunto put 
my hand & Seal on the above written penalty of 
Five pounds the third day of may in the Eighth 
Year of His Majeste's Reign 
Anno Domini 1722. 


Uglinesses: Thomas Norton 
Samuel Wallis,jr 



Will of Matthew Whipple of Ipswich, being 
sick, 7:3mo: 1G45. Gives to eldest son John 
£60 ; to son Matthew .£40 ; to son Joseph £40 ; 
to daughters Mary, Anna, Elizabeth, £20 each; 
to "our reverend elders Mr. Nathaniel Rogers 
and Mr. John Norton 408 each; to the poor of 
Ipswich 40s. If his estate amounts to more than 
he has mentioned, he gives one half the balance 
to son John, and the rest to my two other sons ; 
if less, the children's share are to be cut down 
equally. None of the children are to marry or be 
put out to service but with the approbation of th>* 

present elders and my dear brother John Whip- 
ple. Exrs, Mr Nathan : Rogers, Mr Norton, Mr 
Robert Payne and my brother John Whipple. 
Wit: John Norton and John Whipple. 

Codicil: 13: 'J : 1646; having changed my 
state by marriage, — gives to wife Rose £10, &c. 
The daughters' portions are to be paid when they 
are twenty years of age, and the sons at twenty- 
one. Signed codicil by mark.. Wit: Theophilus 
Wilson and Thomas Knowlton. Proved 28 : 7 : 
1647. Vol. I., f. 28 (97.) 

Inventory of estate of Matthew Whipple, late 
of Ipswich dec'd, taken 24 : 9: 1646, by Robert 
Payne and John Whipple. The record comprises 
six foolscap pages. He had 29 books. Amount of 
inventory £287, 2, 1. Vol.1, f 29 (100.) 

1661, May 22. Henry Balchiler and his wife, 
by an act of Ipswich Court comended to this 
Courts consideration, iiauing binn formerly pre- 
sented for theire absenting themselves from pub- 
licke worpp, &c. whether ye towne of Ipswich 
might not dispose of him and his farme, so as he 
may live in the towne, and enjoy his estate and 
ye publick worpp of God, the Court judgeth it 
meete hereby to impower the County Court of 
that sheire so to dispose of the aboue mentioned 
& theire estates as they shall judge most 'condu- 
ciable to theire present and future good. 

1664, May 18. The It'oote company of Ipswich 
hauing chosen Thomas French ensigne, Thomas 
Burnam, Jacob Perkins, Thomas Wojt, sergants, 
as also Thomas Hart and Francis Wainwright 
corporalls, this Court judgeth it meete to allow 
and confirme the sajd choice respectively. 



1CG1, May 22. In ansr to the pcticon of George 
Smith, the Court having pervsed the originall 
assignement ot John Smith vnto ye petieoner, & 
reed information from some of the Court of the 
peticoners right, and of a probability that some 
lands were graunted the petieoner for ye same 
some yeares since, the records whereof cannot 
now be found, judge meete to graunt ye petieoner 
two hundred acres of land in leiw of twenty five 
pounds adventure disbursed by ye sd John Smith 
in yeyeere 1G28, to be lajd out in some free place 
by Mr. Gettings & Mr. Medcalfof Ipswich, who 
are appointed to see the same donne accordingly, 
aud to make returne thereof at ye next Court of 
Election ; provided, if it appeare within sixe 
moneths that the petconer haue receaved satis- 
faction in land or otherwise, then this present 
graunt to be voyd. 

Deaths. 1665. 
Robert Fitt dyed the 9th day of May 1GG5. 
Rcbecha wife of Daniell Hovey dyed 24 June. 
Mary daugh : Thomas Waite dyed the 4th Sept. 
Joseph son of Cornett John Whipple dyed August 
Joseph Metcalfe dyed the 21 of July. 
John sonn of John Ring dyed the 21 of Octobar. 
Joseph sonn of Joseph Whipple dyed the 12 Nov. 
Samuell son of Samuell Yonnglove dyed the 10 

of March. 
Bridget Bradstreet dyed Novembar. 
John Wiate dyed Decembar. 
Andrew Hodges dyed December. 
Martha daugh of John Prockter dyed 10 of May. 


The fourth day of the Seaventh month Anno 
Dm, 1G44, I Lionell Chute of the Towne of Ips- 
wich in New England, Schoolmaster, Doe make 
& ordayne this my last will & Testament (revok- 
ing all former wills by me made. 

Item. I give unto Rose my wife for terme of 
her naturall life all this my dwelling howse with 

the Barne and all She Desires: The two cham- 
bers over the howse and entry only excepted, 
which I will that James my sonne shall have to 
his only vse for the Terme of one yeare next after 
my decease, with free ingress and egress and re- 
gress into the yard gardens, the howse Lott and 
planting lott purchased of Mr Bartholmew with 
the Commonage and appurtenanses there vnto 
belonging. And afler my wives decease ; I give 
the said howse, barne, lotts and premises with all 
the appurtenances unto James Chute my sonne 
aud'to'.his heiies. 

Item. 1 giue unto my said sonne James Chule 
and to his heires for ever, all and singular my 
other lands, lotts, meadow grounds, marishes, 
with all and singular their appurtenances and im- 
mediately after my decease. 

And I give more unto James Chute my sonne 
(over and above all things before given him) my 
heri'er that is now at goodman whitred farme, 
and my yong steere. 

Item. 1 give him all my bookes with all things 
in my chest and which is boarded and being 
deep with the lock and key; one chaire ; four 
hogsheads ; two ? , two tlock bedds, two Hock 
bolsters, two feather pillows, one rugg, two cov- 
erlets, two blanketts, my silver spoons, all my 
owne wearing apparell, and that which was his 
brother Nathauiells ; and three paire of sheets, 
three pillow beeres, two table clothes, four bowlls, 
six table napkins, and the one halfe of the brasse 
and pewter, & working tooles : and five bushells 
of engliah.wheat. 

Item. I give unto my friend Joseph Mosse five 

Item. I give vnto the poore of the church of 
Ipswich twenty shillings to be distributed by the 

Item, my meaning is that my wife shall have 
my chest after that James hath emptied it. 

Item. All the rest rf my goods, howsehold 
stuff, cattell & chattells whatever vnbequeathed 


/ < 


(my debts & legacies being discharged & paid,) 
1 will that Rose my wile shall have the free vse 
them for terme of lier natural life: but the re- 
mainder of them all at the tyme of her decease 
over and above the valewe of live pounds sterling 
I give unto James Chute my sonne and to bis 
heirs & assignes. 

Item. ImakeRosemy wife executrix of this 
my last will and Testament. And in witnesse 
that 'this is my deed 1 have herewnto sett my 
hande and scale in the presence of these witnesses 
hereunder written. 

\yitnesses, — Marke Simonds, Joseph Morse. 
The 7 t'n of the 9th month, 1G45. Affirmed vpon 
oath in Couit, &c. 

[The inventory notes, — Fooks in the chest, 
bible and books in the hall, curtains and rods, 
large hoarded ? chest, &c ] 


[Mary Webster was sister of John Shatswell 
and ancestor of Hannah L ustan and Daniel Web- 
ster ] 

1646, Nov. 4. Upon ye petition of Mary ye 
widow of John Webster, yt her eldest sonne John 
Webslr, should have ye land called ye farme, 
wch lyeth between Mr Rogrs oxe pasture and 
Thorn : Bishops farme, consisting of about 32 
acres, wu he comes to the age of 21 yeares, onely 
binding him to pay Nathan, ye yongest child 5Z, 
at ye age oi 14 years; or if he refuse to pay 5', 
yn ye 4th pt of yt land in kind or ye worth. 

That Mary, Stephen and Hannah may have ye 
iland bought of ye widow Androws between ym in 
equall pportions wn they shall come to the age of 
21 years. That Elizabeth, Abigail and Israeli to 
have each of ym 20 nobles at ye age of 21 years ; 
ye dweling bowse and six acres of land tied to 
make it good. 

It is conceived meete yt ye estate of John Web- 
star deceased, be ordred according to ye widows 

desire, before expssed, and yt ye widow should 
have powr to administr, and yt for ye due pform- 
anceofye betrust shee should put in her owne 
band for security to such sume as Ipswict Cort 
shall approve, and receive of her ye inventory, 
amty; to 147/ osh. 

1647, May 26. John Raker is licensed to draw 
wine at Ipswich, aocordg toordr. 

William Stewaat, merchant, who died in Ips- 
wich in 1693, had in his parlor an alabaster 
mantle-piece, carpet, curtains with rods, six 
leather chairs, table, iron dogs,'&c. Of his com- 
pany chamber John Dunton wrote: "My apart- 
ment was so noble and the furniture so suitable 
to it, that I doubt not but even the King has 
oftentimes been contented with a worser lodging.' 

1674, depuljes to serve at Generall Court, - 
Capt Jno : Appleton, Mr. Jno. Whiple. 

1675, 12 May. It is ordered that Thomas Bur- 
narn be ensign to the tf'oote company in Ipswich, 
vnder the conduct of Major Generall Denisson, 
E-,qr, their capt. 

1683, mch 30, Samuel Apleton, Esqr, is ap- 
pointed captaine to the first foot company in Ips- 
wich, Ensigne Thomas Burnham leiftenut, Symon 
Stacy ensigne. 

Mr. Daniel Epps is appointed captaine of the 
second ffoot company in Ipswich, Mr Jno Aple- 
ton, Jun, leiftenant, & Tho Jacob ensign Cor- 
perall John Andrews is appointed leiftennt to 
the 3d company at Chebacco, and Win. Goodhue, 
Jun. ensigne. 

1676. Major Appleton's tent at Naraganset 
burned and diuers armes and clothes were lost by 
the tier belonging to particular persons. 



High street Burying Yard. 

Rev. David Tbnney Kimball; 


in Bradford, Mass., 

Nov. 23, 1782, 

Graduated at 

Harvard College in 1803, 

Ordained the Eleventh 

Pastor of the First 

Congregational Church 

in Ipswich, Oct. 8, 1806, 

in which relation he died 

Feb. 3, 18G0, aged 77 years. 

A fine classical scholar, a vigorous writer, a man 
of unsullied purity and humble piety, a kind husband, 
a tender parent, a sincere friend, a laithful pastor. 

When the summons came, catching a glimpse of 
heaven, he said: " The gates of the New Jerusalem 
are opening. I see within the City." 

Dolly Yarnum Coburn, 


in Dracut, Mass., 

Oct. 1, 1783, 

wife of 

Rev. D. T. Kimball. 

t Died Dec. 12„ 1873, 

aged 90 years. 

Her husband said of her : " During my entire 
ministry she has been my firm, consistent and devoted 
helper in Christ Jesus.' 1 

" Her children rise up and call her blessed." 

Levi Frisbie, sou of Rev. D. T. and Mrs. D. V". 
Kimball, died May 9, 1816, aged 2 weeks. 

Augustine P. Kimball, son of Rev. D. T. and Mrs. 
D. V. Kimball, died Aug. 13, 1859, aged 46 years. 

i a 

Att a Towne meeting the 4th of July, 1656, yt 
was voted that the Towne did declare there de- 
sire to enioy the Giffts and Labours of Mr Hub- 
berd and Mr. Rogers amongst us, as also there 
reall purpose to contribute yearly 1201bs for there 
Yncouragment eoe long as they shall continue 
with us or providence dispose U3 to a nearer 
vnion or relation. 

Upon the Reverend Mr. Francis Goodhue, who 
in his Journey from Jamaica on Long-Island to 
Ipswich, was surprised with a Fever at Rehoboth 
and there died Sept. 15, 1707, tetatis 2'J. 

Libertas nomen ; bonitas conjuncta colori, 

Cognomen pncbent ; Insula-Longa gregem. 
Nascitur Ipsvici ; dissolvitur inter eundurn ; 

Seconchse lecto molliter ossa cubant. 
Doctrina, oflicium, pietas, adamata juventus, 

Nil contra jussam convaluere necem. 
Pars potior sedes procedit adire beatas, 

Gaudens placato semper adesse DEO. 

S. S. 

News Letter. No. 996. Feb. 28, 1723. 
[S. S. supposed to be Judge Sewall ; see Diary.] 

The house now occupied by Mr. Albert Brown, 
adjoining Appleton, is the original Appleton farm 
house built by Samuel the emigraut. Another old 
house on the road to Appleton, viz, the Patch 
house, was built about the same time. It is now 
owned by Mr. Henry Wilson. It is famous as 
the birth-place of Nathan Dane and Daniel Saf- 
ford. A picture of this house is in the Memoir of 
Daniel Safford, — which may be found in the Pub- 
lic Library. — Chronicle. 

1657, March 26. John Lee upon his present- 
ment for working in his swamp on the Lord's day, 
upon his answer it appeared by testimony that it 
was to stop the fire : was dischargd. 


Entered at Post Office as second class matter. 

Published Monthly, 25 cents per year. 

Aogustine Caldwell, Arthur W. Dowe. 

P. O. Address, — AntiquarianfPapers, Box 159, 

Ipswich, Mass. 






/ .'/ 

arum pipers* 





Entered at Post Office as second diss matter. 

Published Monthly, 2"> cents per year. 

Augustine Caldwkll, Arthur W. Dowe. 

P. O. Address, — Antiquarian Papers, Box 159, 

Ipsicich, Mass. 

GRANTS.— 1 Oil. 

As they were taken out (if ye Old Book. 

(liven and Grunted to John Winthropp, Esqr., 
three hundred acres of land lying at the head of ;i 
river or Creek Knowne by the name of Labour in 
vaync vnto him his heirs or assigcs for ever: 

Given and Grunted to Mr. william Gierke sixty 
acres of Land lying Eastward of Labour in vaine 
Southward by the townc River separated from till the 
other lands by a small Creeke Incompassing the 
same vnto him his heirs or Assignes ibr ever: 

Given and Granted vnto nir. Robert Co'es: two 
hundred Acres ol land more or less Lying vppon this 
neck of laud the towne standetli : bounded by a Creeke 
on the west side & this towne River on the south side. 
Vnto him his heires or assignes for ever. 

Given & Granted vnto John perkins the elder, 
ftburty Acres of land, more or less,* bounded 
on the east by car. Robert Coles his laud, on the 
south by a small Creeke on the west vnto the towne 
<\do, vnto hin; his heirs or assigns : 

Given and Granted vnto Mr. John Dillingham six 
Acres of land lying at the West end of the Towne on 
the south side of the great swampejto him his heires 
or assignes : 

Given and Granted vnto John Newman, wilhn 
Sergant aad wilhn franklin about twelve acres of land 
more or less, to every one of them alike pportion or 
share of the same lying on the south side of John pcr- 
I kins the elder his land, & Resigned unto the towne 
again e by mr. John Spencer uppon further Inlarge- 
inuQt vnto him, vnto every of them their heires or 
assignes e'r : 

A 'liven and Granted vw'to.lnhii Perkins, Jun'r, that 

he shall bane six aeres of land more or loss, in equal! 
share with Thomas hardy and others as the place will 
afford, Betweeno Thomas hardy &ffrancis Jordan ly- 
ing lOast and west of him, vnto his heirs & assigues. 

Given and Granted vnto Thomas Hewlett two acres 
of meadow and two aeres & half of marsh adjoining 
vnto that, Lying betweene the towne River ec the 
land of nV illm jjergauts it John Newmane vnto him 
his heires or Assigns. 

Given and Granted uutn John Gadge four acres of 
meadow and marsh lying mi the south side of the 
River against the planting Ground of John Maning 
and others, vnto him his heirs and assigns: 

Giuen and Granted vnto Thomas howlctl six acres 
of land more or less in equall share John mail- 
ing and others, lying vppon this neck of land the 
towne Mandeth. between the land of John Gadge on 
the one side and Thomas Clarke on the other, vnto his 
heires and Assignes : 

Giueu and Gran tod vnto John Gadge six acres of 

land more or less in equall share with Thomas Gierke 
and others, lying vppon the neck of 1-nid the towne 
staudeih. Between the land of John mailing and 
Thomas howlctt. vnto his heirs and assignes. 

Giuen aud Granted to mathias Curi'in two acres of 
Land lying vnto his house on the east end thereof, to 
him his heires or assignes. 

Granted vnto John manning six acres of land more 
or less in equal! share with Thomas Howlctt, John 
Gage and others, lying on the neck ot laui at the east 
end of said towne vnto him his heires and assignes for 

1(>34. Given and Granted t > mr. John Spencer 

twenty Acres of land hying neare the River on ye 
south side Thereof : 

Giuen aud Granted vnto mr. Nicholas Easton 
Twenty Acres of Land lying near the River on The 
south side thereof. 

Giuen and Granted vnto John W'inthl'Op. lisqur., 

Six Acres of land lying near the River on the south 
side thereof. 






The Genealogy of William S. Robinson, ( War- 


The Genealogy of William S. Robinson can be 
traced to tbe following names of early settlers of 
New England: Amsden, Cogswell, Emerson, 
How, Pecker, Reade and Symonds. The name 
of Cogswell was united with that of Robinson in 
his immediate family a generation before the birth 
of Warrington. 

JOHN Cogswell 1, sailed to this country from 
Bristol, England, May 23, 1 13 3 5 . He settled first 
in Ipswich, building a house on Meeting House 
Green, but soon removed to Chebacco, now Es- 
sex. His English ancestry can be traced through 
Edward and Robert Cogswell to 1581. His wife 
was Elisabeth Thompson. They had eight chil- 
dren who were all born in London. One was 
married there ; and the remaining seven, William, 
John, Edward, Mary, *Hannah, Abigail and Sarah 
came to New England with their parents. 

WILLIAM Cogswell 2, son of John 1, was 
born in 1619 and died in 1700. He married Su- 
sannah Hawkes in 1G49. They had twelve chil- 
dren : Elisabeth, Hester, Susannah, Sarah, Wil- 
liam 3, Jonathan, John, Adam, Anna, a child 
not named, Edmund and Sarah. 

WILLIAM Cogswell 3, (Win. 2, John 1,) was 
born in 1G59 and died in 1708. He married Mar- 
tha Emerson, 1G85. Her genealogy is as follows : 
Thomas Emerson, the American ancestor, died 
in Ipswich, in 16GG. His wife's name was Eliza- 
beth. Their children were Joseph, John, James, 
Nathaniel and Elizabeth. John Emerson son of 
Thomas was born about 1G25 ; he was a minister, 
and died in Gloucester in 1700; he married in 

* Hannah Cogswell married Cornelius Waldo 
and became the ancestor of Ralph Waldo Emer- 
son. Her nephew, William Cogswell, married 
Martha Emerson, cousin of Edward Emerson who 
mairied her daughter. 

1GG2 Ruth Symonds, the fourteenth child of Dep. 
Gov. Symonds and his second wife, Martha 
Reade.* John Emerson's brother Joseph was 
the ancestor of Ralph Waldo Emerson. John and 
Ruth (Symonds) Emerson had live children : 
John, Ruth, Martha, Mary and Dorothy. Mar- 
tha, who married William Cogswell, was the sec- 
ond daughter ; the third daughter, Mary, mar- 
ried Samuel Phillips and became the ancestor of 
Wendell Phillips. 

The children of William Cogswell 3 and Martha 
Emerson were: Edward, William, Emerson 4, 
Martha, Dorothy, _Lucy and Eunice. 

EMERSON Cogswell 4, was born in Ipswich 
in 1700 and died in Concord in 1788; he married 
Mary Pecker of Boston in 173G. She was the 
daughter of James Pecker of Boston ; son of 
James and Ann (Davis) Pecker of Haverhill; 
James was born in that place in 1G8G. The chil- 
dren of Emerson 4 and Mary (Peekcr) Cogswell 
were: Mary, William, Martha, Einer3on 5, Su- 
sannah. Bridget and James. 

EMERSON 5 was born in Ipswich in 1743, 
and died in Concord, (according to Mr. Ripley in 
his church Record,) May 13, 1808, aged 64. He 
married in 1773, Eunice Robinson, half sister of 
his sister Susannah's husband, Jeremiah Robin- 
son. Eunice Robinson has a long line of descent 
from the Amsdens, Wards and Hows of Marl- 
boro. (See History of Marlboro.) The children 
of Emerson 5 and Eunice (Robinson) Cogswell 
were: Mary, Bridget, Lucy, William, Emerson, 
Martha, Susannah, Eunice and an infant. Mr. 
Cogswell had two other wives, whose children 
were as follows : The children of his second wife, 
Anna Learned, were James, Hannah and Ed- 
ward. The children of his third wife, Elizabeth 
Bateman, nee Buttrick, were Eliza Ann, Mary 
and Eunice. 

MARTHA Cogswell was the fifth daughter of 

* For the Symonds and Ueade Genealogies see 
Ancestry of Priscilla Baker. , 



Emerson 5 ami Eunice (Robinson) Cogswell. Slie 
was born in Concord March 12, 1783, and died in 
Concord Nov. 24, 1856. She married William 
Robinson her half cousin, Nov. 4, 1801/") The 
following is the genealogy of the Robinson family, 
as far as 1 have been able to ascertain it with 
certainty. The first of the name of whom I have 
been able to obtain certain knowledge, is Dr. 
Jeremiah Robinson, who lived in Littleton, in 
1740. I have good reason to believe that he was 
one of the sons of William Robinson of Newton 
a signer of the petition to set oil' Little Cambridge 
from Cambridge ; afterwards called New-towne. 
Dr. Jeremiah Robinson had two brothers living 
in 1787, Jonathan of Pembroke and Daniel of 
Exeter. He died in Westford Oct. 19, 1771 ; his 
first wife was Lydia ; their children were John, 
Mary, Olive, John, Jeremiah and Zabulon. His 
second wife was Eunice Amsden of Marlboro, 
(see History of Marlboro.) She was born in 1720 
and died in Concord in 1801, aged 81, "of decay 
of age," according to Larson Ripley. Their chil- 
dren were: Thomas Amsden, Thomas, Eunice, 
married Emerson Cogswell, Bradbury, Cain, 
named for Robert Cain, Lydia, Winthrop and 
Winthrop. Jeremiah was the third son of Dr. 
Jeremiah Robinson, and was born in Littleton 
April 4, 1742, and died in Concord, July 1G, 
1815, of dropsy, aged 73. (Parson Ripley.) He 
married Susannah Cogswell, sister of Emerson 5, 
Oct. 13, 1767. Their children were William, ''Eu- 
nice, Mary, John, James, Lydia, James, Jere- 
miah, Susannah, and a daughter. The oldest son 
William, was born in Concord, April 21st, 177G, 
died in Concord Dec. 12, 1837 ; he married Mar- 
tha Cogswell, daughter of Emerson 5, Nov. 4, 
1804. Their children were Elbridge Gerry, Susan 
Cogswell, Benjamin Franklin, Jeremiah Albert, 
Lucy Call and William Stevens. 

William Stevens Robinson, the last child of 
William and Martha (Cogswell) Robinson, was 
bom in his grandfather's house, or homestead now 
called the Old Block, near the Unitarian Meeting 

House in Concord, Dec. 7, 1818 ; he died in Mai- 
den, March 11, 1876 ; he married, Nov. 30, 1848, 
Harriet Jane Hanson, born in Boston, Eeb. 
8, lcS2f). Her father was William Hanson, 
son of John Hanson of Milton, N. H. He was of 
the Dover branch of this family. Her mother was 
Harriet Browne, daugh. of Seth Ingcrsoll Browne 
of Revolutionary fame, (see Drake's 'lea Leaves,) 
and grandaughter of William Browne of Cam- 
bridge. This family of Browne is descended 
from Nicholas Browne who settled in Lynn and 
afterwards moved to Reading. He was Repres- 
entative to the General Court from Lynn, 1641. 

The following are the children of William Ste- 
vens and Harriet (Hanson) Robinson : Harriette 
Lucy, married Sidney D. Shattuck ; Elizabeth 
Osborne, William Elbridge and Edward Warring- 
ton. Mr. Robinson was educated in the public 
schools of Concord. He learned the printer's 
trade and when 21 he became editor and proprie- 
tor of the Yeoman's Gazette, afterwards called 
The Concord Republican. Erom 1842 to 18G2 
he edited or wrote for the following newspapers : 
Lowell Courier and Journal ; Boston Daily Whig ; 
Republican ; Commonwealth ; Atlas and Bee ; 
New York Tribune; Evening Post. For nearly 
four years he published the Lowell American. He 
wrote Letters, etc., for the Springfield Republican 
for twenty years. These letters made famous, for 
the time, his non tie plume, Warrington. He was 
Clerk of the House of Representatives, 11 years. 
II is works are: Warrington's Manual of Par- 
liamentary Law ; The Salary Grab ; and a vol- 
ume published after his death, Warrington Pen 
Portraits, with a Memoir written by Mis Rob- 

Recapitulation : 

1. John Cogswell married Elizabeth Thompson. 

2. William Cogswell married Susannah Hawkes. 

3. William Cogswell married Martha Emerson. 

4. Emerson Cogswell married Mary Pecker. 

5. Emerson Cogswell married Susannah Robinson. 
G. Martha Cogswell married William Robinson. 

7. William Stevens Robinson married Harriet 
Jane Hanson. 



MatthewjPcrry and ElizuHoth Blake married 27 of 

John Warner & Hannah 15 

Kill Lsacnc 

lour maried the 20 of 

A prill. 

Thomas Newman and Hannah Morse maryed the S 

John Hovey and Dorcas Ivorye maried the 13 of 

LareneejClintou and llachell Halsell maryed Decemb 
Thomas Burnham and Lydia Pengry maryed 13 Feb 
Ediuond Bridges and Mary Littlehale maryed 6 April 
Lieginall Foster and Sarah Martin maryed Sept. 
Elihu Wardell and Kli/aheth Wade maryed the 26 

of May. 

MARRIAGES.— 1666. 

Anthony Wood and Mary Grover maryed 11th 

jM^&d (4) 1606. 

Mr Robert Paine and Islizabetli Reiner maryed 

the 10 of July. 
V John Kimball and Mary Jordon maryed the 8th 

of Oetob. 
Daniell Hovey and Hester Tied well maryed the 

8th of Octob. 
Thomas Parson and Precilla Denison maryed the 

„ j-. 9 of Octob. !, $ 

John Bridges and Sarah How maryed the 5th of 
v ^j Decembar. 
Jacob Foster and Ahigaill Lord maryed jthe 20 

of February. 
Thomas Perrin and Sussan Roberds maryed the 

28 of February. 
Phillip Welch anddlaneh Hagget maryed the '20 

of Feb. 
Win Goodhue and Hannah Dane maried the 14 

of November. 

DEATHS.— 1666. 

Joanah Symonds dyed the 29 day of Aprill. 

Thomas Emerson dyed the first of May. 

Jo : Edwards a child no name dyed first of May. 

John Fuller dyed the 4th of June. 

Moses, sonofRober Pearce dyed the 18th of May 

William Gutterson, senr,[dyed the 2G of June. 

Alice, wife of Ensigne Howlett, dyed the 20 June 

Wife of Daniell Davison dyed July 

.Mary, daughter of Haniell Bosworth dyed the 9th 

of August. 
Martha, wife of Jacob Foster died the 15 of 


Thomas Wells, senr, dyed the 20 of Octobar. 
William son of Mr. Richard Hubbard dyed IS of 

Rebeca wife of John Addams and her child, dved 

31 (10) 
Mary daugh : of Jacob Foster dyetWthe 11 Jan : 
Elizabeth daugh : of John Edwards dyed the 11 

Daugh of ? William Lambert dyed the 8 of Aug. 
Thomas S afford dyed February. 

Att a Towne meeting the 4th of July, 1050, Yt 
was voted that the Towne did declare there desire to 
enioy the Gift'ts and Labours of Mr Hubbcrd and Mr 
Rogers amongst us, as also there real! purpose to con- 
tribute yearly I20lbs fore there Yueouragincnt soe 
long as they shall continue with VS or providence dh- 
pose us to a nearer vniou or relation. 

1051, Oct. 2-1. At the request of Mr Phillips 
of Rowley, itt is ordered that Mr. Wm. Hubbard, 
sen. of Ipswich, shall be & is hereby impowred to 
marry the sajd Mr. Phillips, who hath binn thrice 
published as the lawe requires. 

1051, Oct. 30. Itt is ordered that Capt. Daniel 
Cooking, Mr. Joseph Cooke or Mr. Henry Dun- 
ster, shallbe and is heereby impoured to marry 
Mr. John Apleton and Mrs. Priscilla Glover, who 
have been published at Cambridge according to 

20 May, 1052. It is ordered that a prison shall 
be built at Ipswich, and that there shall be allowed 
by the countrye forty pounds for the effecting 
there of. [The first prison erected here?] 

Here Lieth Buried 

ye Body of Quarter 

Master Robert 

Kinsman who 

Died February ye 

19, 1712, aged 

83 years. 


I ■ 








Entered at Post Office as second class matter. 

Published Monthly, 25 cents per year. 

Augustine Caldwell, Arthur W. Dowe. 

P. O. Address, — Antiquarian Papers, Box 159, 

Ipswich, Mass. 


A Paper read at the Laying of the Corner Stone 

of the Meeting House of the First Parish, 

July, 1846: 


In accordance with the usages of tho present day, 
we have assembled for tho purpose of formally com- 
mencing the erection of the fifth House of Worship 
of the First Parish in this town. I shall not presume 
to give the remarks I shall have the honor to submit, 
the shape of a formal addre>s, but as the organ of the 
Building Committee having the supervision of this 
undertaking, and by their request, it becomes my du- 
ty to notice some of the leading circumstances connec- 
ted with the several houses of worship erected by this 
Parish, and to sketch some prominent landmarks ob- 
servable on our way, from the gathering of this church 
in 1634, to the presmt time, embracing a period of 
somewhat more than 200 years : a period as strongly 
marked by the peculiar principles of ihe men who first 
came to this country, as any which can be found upon 
the records of time. 

In the early settlement of this colony, the leading 
object of its first inhabitants was the peacelul enjoy- 
ment of religious privileges, which had been denied 
them on the other side of the Atlantic, and for the 
idsessiou of which they seve-ed the strongest domes- 
tic ties, if not iu obedience of a direct eowirand, yet 
in imitation of the ancient Patriarch who left his 
coumry and kindred, and "weut out not knowing 
whither.'' The promise to him : " I will make oi thee 
a great nation, and will bless thee and make thy name 
great," seems to have been literally fulfilled to the 
wanderers from Old to New Englaud : and we are 
living witnesses of His faithfulness who also said : "As 
I was the Gol of your fathers, so will I be your God, 
if ye walk in the way of my coinmudments." 

In the course of event?, under the protection and 
guidance of Providence, some of our Puritan fore- 
lathers came to this place, which is described by one 
who visited it in 1033, as "a most spacious place for u 
plantation ; being near the sea it abouodeth with (i>h, 
fowls and beasts, having great meads and marshes, 
plain plowing grounds, aad good rivers and harbor, 
and no rattlesnakes."* Another traveller says, "the 
rneu who came here to Aggawam were men of good 
rank and qunlity; many of them having the yearly 
revenue of large lands iu England before they came to 
this wilderness. "§ "No nation'or state has a nobler 
origin or lineage than Massachusetts. Our reverence 
for the character of its founders cDnstantly rises with 
the more intimate knowledge of their lives, and a 
clearer insight into their principles and motives. 
Much as hasbeeu said in commendation of them, their 
worth has never been overated, and we should never 
be tired of recounting their virtues."! 

The First Church in this town, which was the 
ninth in Massachusetts, was gathered in 103-1 and a 
Meeting House was built soon after. The Rev'd Nth'l 
Ward, who was distinguished for his wit, learning and 
eccentricities, was the first minister. The precise spot 
on which the first Meeting House stood, appears to be 
iuvolvedin some obscurity. Tradition places it on the 
South side of the river; and Rev. Mr. Felt states, in 
his Histoiy of Ipswich, this as the only source of his 
information, adding that circumstances confirm the 
tradition, and that the first house stood on the rise of 
ground now occupied by the dwelling and barn 
of [Hon.] John Heard. f The correctness of this tra- 
dition is questioned ou good grounds. Examinations 
have been made of the early Records of Ipswich and 
references had to the Grants of land by the town to 
its inhabitants ; to localities there described, (some of 
which are familiarly known at the present day,) and 
to the limits of the town or settlement itself, as mark- 
ed out by the records; all of whi.h tend to the con- 
clusion that, on this Hill was erected the first house of 
worship, that here stood the "first tabernacle of the 

* Woods' New England Prospect. London : 1034. 
§ Johnson's Wonder Working Providence. 
J Young's Chronicles of Massachusetts. 
j Felt's History was written in 1833. 

/ 9 fc» 


The present occasion and the time allotted to its 
services will hardly allow me to go iuto the particular 
detail which seems requisite to establish the Let ; I 
shall therefore 'only allude to two or three circumstan- 
ces which seem strongly to favor the idea just sug- 
gested : That the town or settlement was largely on 
the North side of rhe river originally, is the opinion, 
confirmed by the record which designates the limits 
as extending from the '' Burying Ground on High 
stret on the Westward to the Cove on the river on 
the East;" meaning no doubt, the cove near the low- 
er wharves, and it is also corroborated by Grants of 
Land, the boundaries of which can be reconciled upon 
no other supposition. It should be remembered that 
at this time, house lots were granted mostly on the 
North, while planting lots were assigned on the South 
side of the river. In the year 1G34 we find this state- 
ment : " The neck of laud whereupon the meat Hill 
standeth, which is known by tli^ name of Castle Hill, 
lying on the other side of the river towards the Sea, 
shall remain unto the common use of the town." The 
designation and place thus pointed out to be Castle 
Hill towards the sea, cannot be properly applied .else- 
where than to the Hill uow known by that name, un- 
less Ave suppose that the original settlement was on the 
South side of the river, in which case, we shall be 
obliged to transfer " Castle Hill towards the sea," to 
the opposite point of the compass, a labor, it is pre- 
sumed, which none of us, with all" the impiovements 
of modern machinery, will undertake. 

It appears evident also that the High street of 
1634. is the same which bears that name in 184G, as 
the boundaries of lots granted at that time, are fre- 
quently referred to it. Our attention has been called 
likewise, to an avenue or road, then called Stoney 
street, which it is supposed can mean no other than 
that now known by the name of Summer street, ex- 
tending to the river, near the place called the Ship- 
yard ; the correctness of this opinion is strengthened 
by the fact, that houselots were bounded by the 
" Meeting House Greeu on the so. west, & by Stoney 
st. on the N. East." Another circum tauce confirm- 
ing our suggestion is, the name of Meeting House 
Lane, is given in the early records, to a road near 
the Meeting House; this being interpreted means 
the street leading from this spot, by the County build- 
ings to the river ; while the phrase, Meeting-house 
Green, is equally applicable to this pub.ic Common, 
and taken in its connection, to no other. It should 
be remembered that these names were given, and 
these plaees were designated in the public records, 

within two years of t lie (settlement of the town. 

In view of these circumstances We are led not ( nly 
todoubtthe t.uth of the tradition that the lirst Meet- 
ing House was built on the spot designated on the 
South side of the river, but to the opinion, that in 
1034, the first house of worship was erected on this 
spot where we are now gathered. 

Judging from such facts as have come to our 
knowledge, we have good reason to suppose that the 
first house was an ordinary edifice, erected when the 
population was small and their means scanty, for we 
■find that in about twelve years afterwards, viz., in 
1646, the old meeting house, so called, was sold for 
50 shillings, and was to be removed in a few months ; 
and although at this time the number of inhabitants 
was not large, yet in their view, it was sufficient to 
warrant the town in LG39,in refusiug to receive Mr. 
Humphrey britlin asan inhabitant, the town being 
full! Of its comparative rank and wealth, we are 
enabled to form some opinion, from the fact, staled 
by Felt, that in 1G31, " Ipswich stood as high as 
Salem in the rates, and in 1638, Salem stood the 
third, while Ipswieh had so exceeded Salem in pros- 
perity, as to assume its place, and stood uexl to 


From 1G16, the time of building the second house, 
to lGSo, we find many expenses incurred on the 
Meeting house, and among others a charge for raising 
a new frame, which probably led to the conclusion, 
stated by Mr. Felt, that a new house had been built 
and paid for, in KITS, while the fact was, the old 
house had been enlarged in consequence of the in- 
creased population and prosperity of the town. 

It may be mentioned among the signs of the times, 
that such was the stringency of the laws of that pe- 
riod, 1G18, that the Great and General Court required 
cages to be set up in the market place in Boston, and 
such towns as the county courts shah specify, for 
confining violators of the Sabbath. It may uot be 
deemed charitable for me to intimate, that such 
statutes are needed at this time ; but it may uot be 
amiss, perhaps, to inquire, if such cages of correction 
were set up by the competent authorities, and the 
laws were as rigidly enforced as they were at that 
time, whether the keepers would have any lack of em- 
ployment, or the cages any want of tenants. 

I - 



(n 1G118 a new Meeting House was ordered to 
be built forthwith. Contrary to the practice of 
the present day, negociations were carried on in 
open town meeting ; upon an offer being made to 
build the house for £1100, a Mr. Perkins stood 
up and said he would build it for £1)00 ; and there- 
upon the town unanimously consented to the pro- 
posal of -Mr. P. "all things lobe done to the 
turning of the key." The dimensions were Goft 
long, GUft wide, 26ft stud. The house was to be 
built near the old one, and the committee 'ms to 
have the old house provided they do as followeth : 
they are to suffer the inhabitants to meet in it un- 
till the new house is finished ; and to remove the 
old one within six months after meeting In the 
new house, which they are to bank up handsomely 
with stones and gravel all round ; the Town al- 
lowing stones to do it out of the Fort." This fort 
and subsequently the Watch House, are supposed 
to have stood on the spot more recently occupied 
by the County jail, and now by the residence of 
the minister of this people. [Rev. D T Kimball.] 

There wa9 one duty which was not overlooked 
nor deemed unimportant at this time, the very 
significant one of seating the Meeting House; 
scarcely less onerous one than of erecting a house 
— if we may judge from the accounts which have 
come down to us. Many claimed pre-eminence, 
and in order to gratify the aspirations of such to 
what they esteemed to be their rights, a meeting 
house must be altered to satisfy their claims, and 
a penalty aflixed to any infringement of their 
privileges by those who held inferior stations and 
were subject to lower rates of taxation 

Passing by the ordinary and usual details of 
parochial affairs since the completion of the 
house last alluded to, viz., 1699, we cone to a 
period when no little agitation prevailed in re- 
gard to building one or more meeting houses for 
the accommodation of the First Parish, as it then 
existed, or for such part of it as might remain un- 
der the banner, when a division was made, and 
the .South Parish was formed out of it. A very 
cursory view of the records of that day, shows 
that the subject was an all-engrossing one. At 
one time a committee was appointed to consider 
the form and dimensions of a new house, and on 
which side of the river it should stand .Soon after 
another was appointed to consider the subject, 

and the}' recommended the building of two houses 
for the better accommodation of one church and 
parish, one of whicii was to be placed on the 
North, and the other on the .South side of the 
river; and when these two houses are thus built, 
that the Pastors should he desired to exchange 
each Sabbath, alternating every half day. Shortly 
after this was formally considered, we find that 
the subject was reviewed, and the Parish reconsid- 
ered their vote, and declined to build two houses. 
An attempt was then made to build one large 
house and to place it on the South side of the 
river. This failed. Subsequently it was voted to 
alter and enlarge the old house for the better ac- 
commodation of the people on the South side ; but 
in the year following, via , 1747, there appears to 
have been more excitement connected, probably, 
with some difficulty which had arisen between the 
Rev'd Mr. Rogers, who had been settled a long 
time over the Parish, and Mr. Walley who was 
aiding Mr, H. in his ministerial duties; several 
of those who had been actively engaged in pro- 
moting a division of the Parish, applied to the 
Great and General Court for the division which 
they so much desired. The application was suc- 
cessful. The South Palish was incorporated, and 
soon after erected a house of worship, which was 
completed in 1717, and Mr Walley became the 
Pastor of the new Parish on the South side of the 


After these events had transpired, and during 
the year 1747, this Parish took into consideration 
that "weighty affair," the work of the Meeting 
House. After due deliberation, preparatory steps 
were taken to build a house in 1748, and the 
Parish voted that it should stand on this spot. 
The dimensions were 66ft long, 47ft wide and 2Gf 
9tud. The work went forward with spirit, and in 
174 ( J the building was lit for use ; and that tem- 
ple stood for nearly one hundred years, a land- 
mark for the mariner and the place of sacrifice for 
"travellers to another country." 

Leaving this edifice and continuing our way on- 
ward from the lime of its erection to the present 
day, (1846,) we have no remarkable events to 
notice, and no material changes in the house or 
worship of God to mention. Genciations had 
passed away, and time had done its work so ef- 
fectually that the house of 174!' had become so 


dilapidated, that the honor of God aud^the'_com- 
fort of His worshippers indicated that the time 
had come to build the Lord's house. It was de. 
cided to do so, and this rock was fixed upon as 
the foundation for it, being the locality, as we be- 
lieve, on which every house of worship for this 
Parish has been erected from 1634 to thts date. 
A Committee of five was appointed to carry out 
the intentions of the Parish, and charged with 
the supervision of the work. In pursuance of 
these instructions, a plan has been adopted and 
it is proposed to erect a house in the plain Gothic 
style of architecture, of the following dimensions, 
viz., length 7o£ ft, width 48ft, height_25ft, the 
height of the tower and steeple 135 ft. 

Having adopted such measures as seemed ne- 
cessary for the final accomplishment of this object 
we are now assembled to perform the first public 
ceremony, usual on such occasions, and to lay 
the Corner Stone of the House in which we hope 
the gospel will be preached in its simplicity, not 
only to us but also to our childien's children. 
We have commenced this work under many favor- 
able circumstances ; having no divided counsels 
in reference to the spot on which to erect these 
walls of Zion and in the absenca of those feelfngs 
which somstimes obstruct improvement and dis- 
courage effort. Let us therefore, one and all and 
all as one, with united hearts and strong hands, 
go forward to the completion of this house of wor- 
ship of the Most High; determined that with His 
favor, we will accomplish the work we have to do ; 
that not only we, but ours now and hereafter, 
may ever have occasion to rejoice in the benefits 
which result from the services of the Sanctuary. 

The foregoing Paper is a copy of the original 
in the Public Library. It was read thirty-eight 
years ago, — a period be}ond the distinct memory 
of many. It will be interesting, therefore, if some 
one present on the occasion of Laying the Stone, 
will send some recollections of the occasion lor 
publication in the Antiquarian. 

(SP Dr. Jeremiah Robinson, mentioned in the 
Genealogy of William Stevens Robinson, {War- 
rington,) in the May Antiquarian, was probably 
a grandson of William of Newton, and not son as 
therein stated. Mrs. Harriet H. Robinson has in 
print another historical article, the landed estates 
of Emerson Cogswell, whose Ipswich home was 
the old house which stood on the site of Damon's 
Block, opposite the Station. 


GRANTS. 1634. No. II. 
December 29, 1634. 3iuen and Granted vnto 
mr. John Dillingham sixty acres of meadow 
ground more or le&s lying in the Rocke meadow 
and laid out by mr. Wm Clarke and John Shats- 
well, the appointed Comittee for that: alsoe thir- 
ty acre, of vpland ground adjoyning vnto the 
same on the north side of the same, to his heirs or 
assignes : 

At a Meeting holden the 5th of January 1634 : 
It was ordered that the Neck of land next adjoin- 
ing vnto mr. Robert Coles his land exstending vn- 
to the sea shall Remaine vnto comon vse vnto the 

Th#t the Neck of land where vppon the great 
hill standeth which is knowne by the name of the 
Castle hill Lying on the other side of this river 
towards the sea, shall remaiue vnto the comon vse 
of the Towne. 

Giuen & Granted vnto mr. henery Sewell 
ffourty acres of land lying on the south side of 
this River next vnto the land of mr. John Spencer 
& mr. Necholas Easton, and on the south side of 
them, vnto him his heires & assignes : if that bee 
convenient the highway is to be laid through the 
land of mr. Spenser & mr. easton, for mr. Sewall 
Best accomodation : 

1639. Humphrey Wise dead, his widow mar- 
ried Samuel Greenfield of Salem. The Wise chil- 
dren were : Benjamin, Joseph, ?, Sarah, 






Home oj Willi, nn and Lydia (Lull) Caldwell, 
High St. Ipswich. 

William Caldwell was son of John and Sarah 
(Foster) Caldwell, and grandson of John and 
Sarah (Dillingham) Caldwell. He was born in 
1708, married Lydia Lull in 1729, and died in 
1758. He built the above house for his home. 
It was taken down a few years since by his de- 
scendants. Josiah Caldwell, Esq., a well-remem- 
bered citizen, was his grandson. The present 
High street Oaldwells are his descendants also. 

Reminiscences : 


Rindge Plainj at the Hamlet, ran from the Salem 
road to Mile. river. Going from Ipswich the land is 
at the left of the road, next to the Dane Faring The 
last Capt. Rindge was in the army. He had seven 
children, and tliL-y all lied of the throat ail, which 
was so fatal one summer. 

After the burial of i lie last child, a neighbor weut 
tosee Madam xiindge. She found her out-of-doors 
and sitting in the sunshine. '• 1 can't stay in the 
house," she said, '-it is too still ; my house is swept." 
Then she told this dream : She had bought a new 
broom, and carried it aloDg the road till she came to 
the Hamlet Meeting House. She went in, and the 

house was very empty and vciy still. Suddenly there 
was a loud voice, " The house must be swept — the 
house must be swept !" The morning th t her own 
house was so still and desolate, the forgotten dream 
came suddenly to memory. " The house is swept, 
thoroughly," she said, and she weut out and sat in 
the sunshine. 

The Rindge house was standing in 1730. A little 
later it was either taken down or re-modeded. There 
were beautiful oaks upon the lan'd. Tins farm was 
then owned by D' a. Benjamin Appleton. Dea. Ap- 
pleton married Molly Tilton. She was a descendant 
of Abraham Tilton, who built one of the Meeting 
Houses in Ipswich town. Dea. Appleton died in 
1824. He left a sou Nathaniel, who became a deacon 
of the Tabernacle church in Salem, and a daughter 
who married Robe it AnnabL, and her daughter mar- 
ried a Dane. 

A Robert Amiable went from Ipswich to the Ham- 
let. He had a slave named Phene. Phene bad a 
husband who was owned by a Dane,^and lived on an 
adjoining farm. The Annables were kind to Pheue. 
Once in gathering flax there was need of haste iu get- 
ting it into the barn. The Amiable daughters and 
Phene went into the field to help. One of the girls 
thought Phene was not spry enough, and made a lash 
of flax and whipped her. Phene at once resented it 
and struck back. 

Another slave owned in the Hamlet was Plato. 
He was very short iu stature ; he was very religious, 
and lived to be more than a hundred years old. 
There is a meadow called Plato's Meadow, which 
Mr. Whipple gave to him. Elias Haskell now owns it. 

There was a slave in Ipswich-town named Quoin- 
ono. He was brought from Africa and had a very 
flat head ; he said it was a custom to lay weights on 
the heads of children to flatten them. He sang weird 
African strains and then said, '• (-Jib a copper." 

t 1 1 


Tho: Smith's Sonn«. 1648. 

The Seaventh Day of Decembr, 1G48, Tho: 
Smith sonne found in A- Pitt. Thomas Smith, 
the Sonne of Thomas Smith, A youth about 12 
yeares ould, being subject to Convultion hits, 
was tlbunde by good prouidence in a well or pilt, 
that was digged in the Comon. 

The Testimony of Anne Morse, the Daughter 
of Anthony Morse, which saw the Aboue saide 
Thomas Smith Coming alonge neere to the pitt 
about ten of the (Jlocke, Coming to Schoole. 

The Testimony of Beniamine Morse, a child of 
six year, ould, whoe mett him a little further 
to the meeting house, and asked him whither hee 
was goeing : hee Answered To Schoole. The 
said Child Answered that hee was out of the way. 

Steven Swett ffound him in the well couerd 
with Snow and water, with his victualls and his 
coate Lying by the side of the well couered with 
Snow, It being A very Snowy day. 

Anthony Morse and John Knight, junr, was 
present at the Taking him out of the well, and 
gives the same Testimony. 

Wee whose names are heere under written, be- 
ing called by the Constable to bring in ye Verdict 
about the death of the abovesaid Thomas Smith, 
Doe agree according to the Evidence giuen, that 
he went to the Pitt side, and fell in Back warde. 

Richard Knight, John Pike, Danyell Peirce, 
John Permenter, John Huchens, Henry Lunt, 
Samuel Plumer, William Morse, Robert Long, 
Edmond Morse, Thomas Dow, Beniamen Swett. 

1653. The inventory of John Knowlton, men- 
tions "one great Byble, a broad book of Mr. 
Bifields workes, 9 other bookes & bibles." His 
wife was Margery Knowlton and she had two 
sisters, — Elizabeth Wilson and Jane Kenning. 

In 1G75, forty-two years after the settlement 
of Ipswich, there were 400 houses in town, [£&} 

Gov. Symonds called his Topsfield larm, 'I he 
OUiversj Mr fl'irinau called his farm Thome Hill. 

Judge Sewell's Gift. 

In the Diary of Jir.lge Sewell we find the fol- 
lowing entry: " Satterday, May 21, 1726. Took 
leave of Mr. Rogers. Gave Mr. Willard's 
Body of Divinity ; To hi* Son, who is call'd by 
the Church of Ipswich, Dr. Owen*s volume, print- 
ed by Subscription. Visited Col. Appleton with 
J. D." [Judge Dudley.] 

The Willard volume, in most excellent preser- 
vation, is now in possession of Mr. Nathaniel 
Rogers Farley, a descendant of Mr. Rogers. On 
the fly-leaf in the autograph of Se wall is written : 

" For the Reverend Mr. John Rogers, Pastor 
of the;First Church in Ipswich, who aptly Teach- 
es, Encourages, and exhorts, by Doctrine & 
Example, all Men and Women so to Order their 
Conversation, as that they may be made to see 
the Salvation of GOD. May 20, 1726." 

The title of the ponderous book is: "]The 
Compleat Body of Divinity, in Two Hundred and 
Fifty Expository Lectures on the Assembly's 
Shorter Catechism. By the Reverend and Learn- 
ed Samuel Willard, M. A. Late Pastor of the 
South Church in Boston, and Vice President of 
Harvard College in Cambridge, in New-England. 

Grants. 1034. No. III. 

Giuen and Granted vnto John webster & vnto 
mathias Curren and vnto phillp fowler & vnto 
willm Moody and vnto Thorns Forman & vnto 
Christaplier Osgood & vnto Joseph medcalfe, to 
each of them loure acres of meadow & marsh 
Ground as that will arise in 20 poles or rods by 
the land side, vnto them them their helres and 
assignes, northward of the Towne, the marsh is 
not limited unto them. 

Giuen and Granted vnto Richard Kentt, four 
acres of land near the riuer of Chebacca ; <k that 
is consented vnto He may biuld an other wayre 
upon the same River & In Joy the pfitts of the 
same : 

Att a meeting holden thej!2Gth of January, 
1G34 : Granted vnto John Mussey a portion of 
land lying Northward ot the Towne, in twenty 



Rod of breadth North & South, & to ex9tend 
westward to a path way leading towards the 
roerimicke, in equall Length with Anthony Shorte 
and others, vnto his sole and proper vse. 

Giuen and Granted vnto Anthony Shorte, a 
portion of laud lying next vnto John Mus6ey's 
Northward in tweut Rod broade, & vnto the tore 
said path leading towards merimack River, in 
equall length with Robert mussyes and others, 
vnto his sole & pper vse, &c. 

Giuen and Granted vnto Robert Mussey a por- 
tion of Land lying next to Anthony Shorte North 
ward in fourty Rods liroad and vnto the foresaid 
path leading towards merimack River, in equall 
Length with henery Shorts & others, unto his 
heires or asignes. 

Giuen and Granted to Henery shorte, a portion 
of lands lying next vnto Robert Musseys north- 
ward in fourty Rod liroad, and vnto the foresaid 
path leading Towards merimack River, in equall 
Length with John Shatswell and others, vnto him 
his heires and Assignes : 

Giuen and Granted vnto John Shatswell a por- 
tion of Laud Lying next vnto henery short North- 
ward in sixty Rods Broad, and unto the path 
Leading toward merimack River in Equall length 
with henery Short and others, unto his sole and 
proper vse : 

Giuen and Graunted vnto willm white, twenty 
Acres of land lying on the south side of this River 
at the west end of mr. Spencer his Land, vnto his 
sole and proper vse. 

Giuen and Granted vnto Daniel Clarke six 
acres- of land more or less lying vppon the neck 
of land in equall share with John Maning and 
others, vnto his sole and proper vse. 

Giuen and Granted vnto mr. Necholas Ea9ton 
a great hill of land lying towards a Creek coming 
out of the River of Chebacco : with such oonven- 
iance of land ad Joyning as shall amount to three 
hundred Acres vnto him his heires and as-signes. 
It three hundred Acres of land be not found on 
that side of the river that is to be laid out vpon 
the side ef the River to make vp 300 Acres. 

Giuen and Granted vnto mr. John Spencer 
three hundred acres of land lying next vnto the 
land of mr. Easton towards the River of Chebae 
co vnto him his heires and assigns. 

Marcli 1;"), 1003. Voted tint our Two butieud 
majestrutes, together with the selectmen, are a com- 
initty to repaire the meeting house. 

Voted to invite Mr. Andrew.-' to come to the 
Towne & Kcepe the publiquc free scoolc, and (iood- 
niaii Gidding and Goodman Bishop are desirod to 
acqaint him with the Towties vote. 

1G83-4. Killcross Ross deceased. Widow Mary. 
Children, — John, Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth, William, 
Samuel, Jane, Abigail, Jonathan, Dauiel. 

April, 1GS4. John Kimb-ill age 47, John Kim- 
ball 50, Philip Fowler 30, John Appletoii, jr., 30. 

Mch ye 23d, 1692-3. The Select men have mett 
& Layd out the Severall parcels of Ground by ye 
Riuer Side between Samuel UYdways Shop & ye 
Towne bridge, which was grauted by ye Towne to 
those persons whose names are under written, begin- 
ning at ye bridg & so by ye Riur side to ye high 
way goeing over ye Riuer. 

1 William Willson 24ft. 13 Lieut Whipple 22 ft 

2 Thos Perrin 24 14 R.btLord.jr. 18 

3 Joseph ffu'.ler 28 

4 Mr Natt'll Rust 28 

5 Cornelius Kent 18 
Daniel Ringe 28 

7 KlihuWardallsr^8 

8 John Willson 18 

9 Jacob Rowell 28 
10 Capt. Wade 3U 

15 Symou Wo^d 18 
10 Mr Robt Kinsmaul8 

17 U ii i 1 S 

18 ThosSmith taylorlS 

19 Mr Abra Perkin* 20 

20 Jas Buniham 18 

21 Thos ivuowlton jr 18 

22 Th> Knowlton >cu 18 

11 John Knowltonjr 18 23 Samuel Wood 

12 Mr Jos Goodhue 18 salt-maker, 18 

Joseph Huller sold his lot to his brother N.ith'l ffuller. 
Thos Rnowlton bo't Cornelius Kents & then sold it to 

Nathaniel ffuller. 
William Willson sold his lot with ye Rocks thereon 

to Mr. Nathaniel Rust, sen'r. 

Nov. 26, 1007. Thomas White guardian of Mar- 
tha Haffield; Uouu i Cross guardiau of R.cln.1 

1007. Johana Fiske age! 35 years. 

Nov. 0, loG7. Johu Lambert buried at Rowley. 



BIRTHS.— 1666. 
Mary daugh: of John Ross borne the 16 of Aprill 
Moses sonn of Robert Pearce borne the 11 June. 
Joseph sonn of JohnWhipple, junr. the S June. 
John sonn of Ezekiell Rogers, the 12th of June. 
Joseph sonn of Cornet John Whipple, 8 (4.) 
John sonn of -Mr John Rogers, the 7 July. 
Matliew son of Mathcw Perry, the 16 of July. 
Lydia daugh Edward Colborne, 20th August. 
Thomas sonn of Thomas French, 11 May. 
Ezekiell sonn of Ezekiell Woodward, 9th August 
Mary dan. of John Chote, 1G of August 
Susana daugh : Kanell Ross, the 2th of October. 
William, sonn of William Buckley, 14th Octobar. 
John sonn of John Browne, the 21) Sept. 
Behiamin son of Francis Wainwright, lu Sept. 
Ruth daugh of John Smith, the 8th of Octobar. 
Joseph sonn of Joseph Whipple, the 31 Octoher. 
Sarah daugh of John Kind rick, the 11 of July. 
William sonn of Mr. Richard Hubbard, 20 Nov. 
Thomas sonn of Nathaniell Pyper, 26 Novembar. 
Sarah daugh Richard Walker, the 29 Noveb : 
Elizabeth daugh : Edward Allen, the 29 Decemb : 
Elizabeth daught : of Elihu VVardell, 15 Decemb : 
Elizabeth daughter of Caleb Kimball, 8 of Sept. 
Thomas sonn of Thomas Burnam, jun. 19th Jan. 
John sonn of John Hovey, Decembar. 
Elizabeth, daughter John Warner, 3 of June. 
Elizabeth & Lucy daugh : John Edwards, 28 Feb 
Thomas sonn of Edward Ueare, 11 of February. 
Dillingham, sonn of John Cauldwell, G of March. 
Rebeacha daugh Renold Foster, jun. 25 Feb. 
7 Nathaniell son of Twiford West, the first of Jan. 

John sonn of Thomas Stace, the 1G of March. 
Viarah daugh: of Joseph Safford, the 20 of March 
William son of Anthony Wood, 20th March. 
Abigaill daugh Shoreborne Willson, 20 of March. 

John sonn of Samuell Rogers, the 

Adam sonn of William Coggswell, 12 of January. 
Hanah daugh: Thomas Newman, jun. 1G of Feb. 
Abighaill daugh : of Moses Pengry, January 30. 
Thomas son of John Newman, jun'r 3 of March 

Joseph sonn of Samuell Ingalls, 23 Decemb : 
John sonn of Thomas Clarke, taylour, 13 Nov. 
Small daugh Killer ess Ross, 22 January. 
Pricilla daugh : Samuell Warner, 25 Septembar. 


John Baker and Katherin Perkins, the 13 of May. 
John Sherwin & Frances Lomase, tiie 25Novem. 
-Jacob Perkins & Sarah Wainwright, 1GG7. 
Thomas Borman and Elizabeth Perkins, 1 of Jan : 

DEATHS. — 1GG7. 

Margret wife of Obadiah Wood, the 5th Jully. 

Ruth daughter of John Smith, Gth Jully. 

William Searle, the 16 of August. 

Sarah Pittice, the 12 of August. 

Elizabeth, dau : William Lambert, 7th of August. 

Tho : Howlett, jun. the 22 of Lecembar. 

Magaret daught Obadiah Wood. 


Mrs. P. of Boston writes: — At the State House 
1 found a paper which gives the native place of 
Richard Haflield of Ipswich, and the names of 
some of his children. " Richard Ilayfield of Sud- 
bury in Old England ; first wife Judith and dau. 
Mary and Sarah ; marries a second time and 
comes to Ipswich in New England; has three 
daughters by his second wife. Mary married Jo- 
siah Cobbett ; Sarah was wife of John llsley. — ■ 
The paper is dated 1GG8, and it stales that Rich- 
ard died 29 years before, — which would be about 


Entered at Post Office as second class matter. 

Published Monthly, 25 cents per year. 

Augustine Caldwell, Arthur W. Dowe. 

P. O. Address, — Antiquarian Papers, Box 159, 
Ipswich, Mass'. 

; ; o 



NO. LI. 


Entered at Post Office as second clans matter. 

Terms — Twelve numbers, Twenty-five cents. 

P. Address, — Antiquarian Papers, Box 159. 

From a Drawing by Arthur W Dow. 

Revolutionary Letters. 
Contributed by Mrs. Sally liurnham. 
[Isaac Barnham, Jr.. to Isaac Burnham, Sen'r."] 
October yk 1, 1777. Ilonourd father and mother: having an- 
other oppertunty I give my duty to you, hoping these few lines will 
find you and the family in helth, as they leave me, blessed be god for 
so great a mercy. 1 am now in Albany, and I expect to tarry here 
unlill genuary, then we expect a discharge, there is but seven of us 
here, the rest of the Company are up to the Camp at still water. — 

ye 10 of September the enemy 
Came to give battle to our peo- 
ple, our troops went out against 
them and drave them two mile, 
killed a considerable number of 
them and took about two hun- 
dred prisiners we lost some 
men. they desert to our camp 
alln)09t every day. And they 
are but eight 1000. Generall 
gates has 12000 with him. they 
are in good spirits, there has a 
number gone round burguines 
army and taken sheensborough, 
and gone ovr the lake and taken 
the french lines wich belongs to 
tveondoroga, and we expect to 
have the whole in a few days. — 
The deserters say that they are 
told that Hows army is in Al- 
bany, and burguine is to meet 
him there. But they find it oth- 
er ways, we expect a battle ev- 
ery day. Our people have for- 
tified on this side of the enemy, 
so that if they are obliged to re- 
treat, they may have a place of 
strength to go too. the malitia 
reinforce our army continualy. 
we are in hopes to take the 
whole of burguines army before 
longe : our peopole have taken 
fort gorge and mount hope wich 
lieth to the westward of ty-o-a. 
The enemy went out by the way 
of the french lines and fort iT orgc 
where our people now have pos- 
esiou, so that they are allmost 



all around them. I would implore the blessing 
of god on all our arrays, that they may be suc- 
cesi'ull in subdueing those tyrants which over- 
spread our land. 

I have not received a leter from you since that 
dated Au't ye 18th. Give my love to brother & 
sister, if an opertunity : I write nomore* at pres- 
ent, But remain your Dutiful Son, 

Isaac Burnham. 
To Mr. Isaac Burnham att Ipswich. 

Capt. Jacob Low to Isaac Barnham,~jen'r . 

Albany, Novem'r 13th, 1777. Dear Sr. I 
have Occation to Present you with the Melancoly 
News of your Son's Death, he Died 11th of this 
Instant about half after three afternoon, and the 
Twelvith Instant was Decerntly Kntir'd. he Lay 
Sick from the first ofOcto'r to the time of his De- 
parture, he was Blest with his Sencis till he De- 
parted this Life, he wanted for Nothing During 
his sickness. 1 Chared a Man from Duty 10 at- 
tend on him During his Sickness. 1 have took 
all the Care I Could of his Money and Cloths, and 
shall wait to see if there is a Prospect of any of 
his friends Coming, Before I Vendue them, if 
you Don't Come, Pray Send me Word what you 
Would have Me Do with His Affects, the Rest 
of my Company Remain Well and hearty. I Con- 
dole with you all in so great a Loss as is Inflicted 
on you by the Bereaving Stroke in Loosing your 
Son, who must have Been Dear to you all. But 
Since it is the hand of a Kind Providence, you 
must Strive to make yourself Contended : 

I have Discharged Joseph Perkins, the Bearer 
of this, from my Company, who perhaps May 
Give you an account of Some Pirticulars that I 
have not time tOjWrite. I have nothing More at 
Present to Write. Must Couclude with my Res- 
pects to you all. 1 am your Friend and Humble 
Servant. Jacob Low- 

To Mr. Isaac Burnham, Ipswich, New England. 

Fanoired Pr. Joseph Perkins. 

Revolutionary Enlistments, &c. 
We the Subscribers severally Inlist to Serve 
for the Town of Ipswich, in Colo. Jacobs Uegt, 
in the State of Rhode Island, until the first Day 
of Jan'y next, uidess sooner regularly discharged, 
and to be under the Command of such Officers as 
shall be appointed by the Brigadier of this Coun- 
ty, and we promise to march when Ordered to 
the plas of Festination agreeable to the Resolves 
of the Gen'] Assembly of this otate of June 25th, 

Sam'll Waite, Solomon Coleman, Epes Jewett, 
Nath'el Rust, Jun'r, William Dodge, 4th, Benj. 
Peck, William Campernell, Daniel Foster, David 
How, Oliver Appleton, Benja. Emerson, Joseph 
Lufkin, Thomas Mullet, ju'r, Beniamin Lovkin, 
Benjamin Sends, John Kimball, Samuel Ross, jr. 
Nathaniel Knowlton, John Harris, Moses Cald- 
well, Amos Heard, Moses Jewett, .Inner, Rich- 
ard Ringe, Thomas Cutter. 

We the Subscribers hereby acknowledge that 
we have Rec'd from the Town of Ipswich by the 
Hands of the Committee appointed by said Town 
to hire the Men that should be calld for to Defend 
the Uuited States of America, this present year, 
the Sum of One Hundred pounds in part of what 
said Town has Engaged to pay us for performing 
the Duty of Soldiers in the State of Rhode Island 
agreeable to the lnlistment we have Signed. 

Ipswich, June 29th, 1779. 

Sam'll Wait, Solomon Colman, Wm Campre- 
nell, Nath'el Rust, Jun'r, Daniel Foster, David 
How, Ben Peck, William dodge, Ju. Oliver Ap- 
pleton, Jun. 

We the Subscribers promis to let on Demand 
with Interest, to the Hon'll Miclaael Farley, Esq. 
Treasurer for the Town of Ipswich, for the Use 
of sd Town, the Sums of money affexed, against 
our Respective Names. 

Ipswich, June 28th, 1779. 

John Treadwell, 120 dol 
John Baker, 100 Dol 
Stephen Choate, 460 
Nathaniel Lord, SOU 
Francis Cogswell, 500 

■ h. 


July 8, 1779." The soldiers Rec'd from Town 
of Ipswich, £15 as milage to the State of Rhode 
Island, over & above the 2.s- the State gives. 

Danvers, July 15, 177D. Then Rec'd of Major 
Thomas Burnam seven soldiers raised by the 
Town of Ipswich as part of their Quota of men 
to join the Continental Army for nine months 
agreeable to Order of the Gen'l Court. I say 
rec'd by me Israel Hutchinson. 

(To be Continued.) 

Early Names. 
April, 1G80. Thomas Kerry appeared and de- 
clared that he was a hired servant for a yeare 
withNath: Browne from the first of December 

John Annable appeared and testified that 
Martha Gilbert is in his family under family gov- 

Good wife Dutch the wife of John Dutch, ap- 
peared and declared that Sarah Gilbert lives with 
her under family government. 

Israel Honiwell appeared & declared that he 
was under family government with Nathaniell 

William Wimball appeared and owned hiraselfe 
to live with quarter master perkins vnder his 
family government. 

Apr' 1, 1G80. Thomas Wiilson comes to town, 
Theophilus Wilson promises he shall be no charge 

Joseph Fuller lives with Simon Wood. 

Thomas Fuller lives with his tfather, Thomas 
Perrin. Mr. Hubbard & John Dane testify that 
the two ffullers are orderly persons. 

Amos Gawdy ingaged to be vnder famyly gov. 
of Abr. Perkins. Abra : to looke after him. 

Jonathan ffanton lives with Nathll Wells. 

John Lee liveth in the house with his mother 
and brother Joseph Lee. 

ffrancis Graves is Jacob Bennets seruant, his 
time bee expired about June next. 

Ann Pogge ser't of Nathll Chapman. 

The agreement of Richard Bedford appeared in 
writing that he had put himselfe a servant vnto 
Thomas Attwood and vnder his family governm't 

Mary Bolton appeared & declared that she 
Lived vnder the family government of John 
Brown farmer, and the sayd Brownes wife owned 
it to be so. 

Lewis Zacharias appeared and owned that at 
present he lived with Jacob Perkins, and had yn- 
gaged to come to Live his master Robert Dutch 
within a month, and the said Dutch owned him to 
be his servant after the sd month, and yngaged 
lor him to look after him as the law requires. 

Samuell Saward — Mr. Daniell Epps servant 
one year. Richard Prier, ditto. 

Nov. 3. 1681. John Newmarch, sen'r, Tith- 
ingmati. Informed that Richard Smith hath a ser- 
vant, John Yell, that bee with him many years, 
and hath not learned him to read. 

1681, October. Joseph Hatter, a stranger, 
has beene heere a weeke, and tythingman Dan'll 
Hovey informs the selectmen of it. Hatter is or- 
dered to depart. 

1681. A vagabond pson, viz., John Cart-wright 
— must leave town. 

Alexander Tompson entertained Phillip Welch- 
es family contrary to Town order. 

John [Gaines his man Ben: Webster; John 
Staniford his man John Wallingford ; appear be- 
fore Constable at Simon Stace's house to answer 
for not being under family government. 

Grace Stoak not under family government as 
the law provides single persons ought to doe. 

o £j 


Grants. 1685. No. IV. 

Aprill 20th, 1G!>5. At a meeting this day 
held by the lowne it was Agreed if any Timber or 
clay boards shall at any lime hear after be carried 
out of this Towne without the Con9etof the towne 
such timber or clayboards shall bee forth with 
forfeited the Towne: At the same meeting it was 
agreed & ordered by consent of Towne that no 
man shall Sell, lend, give or convey or cause to 
be conveyed or sent out of this towne any timber 
sawen or vnsawen, Riuen or unriven vppon paines 
of forfeiting the same or the price thereof to the 
vse of the towne. 

Granted to william fibster all the west end of 
the little Neck except ten acres of vpland ground 
lying next good man whites, and li 7e acres of 
marsh Ground lying of each side the vpland. 

There was Giuen & Granted to Thomas Dud- 
ley, Esqu'r iu October, IGou, one percell ot ground 
containing a bout nine acres lying Betweenc 
goodman Cross on the west and a lot jntended to 
inr. Bradstreete on ye east uppon parcell of wch 
nine acres mr. Dudley hath Built an house. 

Also there was granted to him twenty live 
acres Late Goodman Musseys lying Beetweeue 
John Shatswell & a lot late goodman Crosses now 
mr. Saltinstalls also a ten acre lott in Reedy 
marsh also one hundred acres of meadow & one 
hundred acres of vpland at ye fair meadows whear 
he would chuse it: & wh now since he hath chos- 
en all these parcells lying & esteemed to ly in 
Ipswich. All wch premises aforesaid with the 
houses built thereon and the palcjng sett vp there- 
in the said Thomas Dudley, Esqu'r hath sold to 
mr. hubbard and his heires : 

Granted to william white a house lott bounded 
on the sout west by the River, on the North west 
by Mr. Say wells houselot, on the North east by 
Goodman llassells house lott, on ye south east by 
mr. Easton house lott : Also their was Granted 
to him a place to set a house bounded on the 
south by John Whityers house lott on the north 
by the high street : on the west by goodman 
goodhu : on the east by a street yt goes to the 
mill : also there was Granted to him twenty acres 
of land part meadow, part vpland, lying on the 
east side of the Towne on the south east side the 
high way that leades to the great necke on the 
west side of mr. Braces land. Also their was 
Granted to him two hundred acres of land lying 
at the farther Chebacco, bounded on the south 

east by a Creek that lyes Between it and mr. 
Cogswells Land Bounded on the north by a Great 
Bare hill without Trees. 

Their was Granted to John Shatswell about 
six acres of ground uppon percell whereof the 
said John Shatswell hath built an house lying 
betweene mr. wades house lott on the East & mr 
ilirmans on the west, haueing goodman webster 
house lott on the North east. Also a percell of 
land part marsh part vpland containing twenty- 
tiue-acres in the whole lying Betweene mr. Dud- 
leys toward the south & humphry Bradslreet 
toward th? * orth. Also a It'arme containeing 
two hundred acres lying beyond the North com- 
monly called Egypt River ad Joyueing to the 
bounds of Newbery : 

Granted to Jonathan Wade two hundred acres 
of land at Chebacco, haueing mr. winthroppe 
farme on the north west mr. Samuell Dudlys 
nortb east & a creeke called chebacco ciecke on 
the south east. Also a six acre lott of planting 
Ground lying next the meadowes by a Creeke 
commonly called Labour in Vuine, wch meadowes 
belong to mr. Saltonstall & mr. Denison : 

Granted to Mr. John Ccggssvell three hundred 
acres of land at the farther Cnebacco, hailing the 
River on the south cast, the land ot VVillm White 
on ye North west «& a Creeke Coming out ot the 
Riuer towards willm white's larme on the north 
east. Bounded also on the west with a creeke & 
a little brooke. Also there was granted to him a 
percell of ground containing eight acres, vppon 
part whereof the said John Co^gswell hath Built 
an house, it being ye corner lott in Bridge streete 
and hath goodman Bradstreete houselott on ye s.e. 

Their was also granted to him six acres of 
Ground late mr. John Spencer9, Butting vppon 
the river on the sovth east haueing a lott of Ed- 
mund Gardners on the north east & alott of Ed- 
mund Say wards on the south west wch six acres 
of ground the sd John Coggswell hath sold to Joo 
Perkins the younger his heires and assignes : 

Granted to Thomas Firman one hundred acres 
of land beyond Chebacco Creeke, haueing Hobt 
Andrewes land on the north west & a great bare 
hill on the southwest. Also ten Acres of meadow 
in the marsh commonly Called Rockee marsh. 
Also a six acre lott of planting Ground on the 
sout side the Riuer lying betweene mr Saltonstals 
and mr woodmansees and ad Joyning to the 
Riuer at the northwest end : 

arait ptpip. 




GRANTS. 163G. ^0. V. 

There was Granted to John perkins, Junr, six 
acres of planting ground beyond John manning's 
lying Between ltraneis Jordan on the one side 
& llioinas llardyeon the other side: also there 
was Granted to him six acres of marsh lying vp- 
pon the Creeke commonly Called Labour in vaine 
haueing mr. Bartholmewes on the one side & the 
Great River on the other side. Also a house lott 
containing an acre lving by the river, haueing 
Thomas Hardy es & Robert Andrewes house lotts 
on the South west side vppon wch John perkins 
hath biult an house & Inclosed it wth paleing. 

Their was also Granted to him fiuc & fourty 
acres of ground lying beyond great Chebacco 
Riuer right against the ware bounded by the Riv- 
er on the northwest and by a Svvarnp on the 
south east. There was also liberty Granted to 
bueld a ware wch he hath built & is to jn.Ioy the 
proflits thereof for seven years, beginning 1G3G, 
for the wch he is to sell the alewiues he their 
takes at 5 shillings a 1000 according to his agree- 
ment wch the Toune expressed in the towne 
Booke, wch (iue & forty acres and the wares the 
said John Perkins, Junr hath sold to mr John 
Cogswell his heires and Assignes : 

Granted to John Cross one hundred acres" of 
land haueing the North commonly called Kgipt 
Kiuer on the South east and the land of Humph- 
rey Bradslreete on the north easte, likewise hue 
and Twenty acres on the North Side the Towne 
haueing the land of Thomas Dudley, Esqur, on 
the North and Robert Andrews toward the south : 
likewise an house lott lying near the buryinge 
place, with six acres Lying on the hill adJoyning 
to it, to injoy to him his heires or assigns forever. 

There was Granted to Thomas Howlett, Thirty 
acres of vpland and Ten of meaddow at the head 
Chebacco Creeke, the meaddow lyinge on both 
sides the creeke, and the upland on the west side 
of the meaddow. Likewise ten acres of land 
lyinge on the North side of the towne towards 
the Reedy marsh, haueing John Gage his land 
towards the north : & Thomas Scotts towards 
the south. Likewise six acres of land lying on 
the Towne Riuer haueing Thomas Clarkes on the 
north east and John Gages on ye south west. 
Likewise six acres, part meadow part upland, 
hauing a lott of Edmd jardiners on the South 
west. Likewise a houselott in the towne, ad- 
joyneidg to Thomas Hardyes vppon wch he hath 
built an house, To Injoy the premises to him his 
heires or Assignes, &c. 

Their was Granted to mr. ffoster the west end 
of a necke of land lyinge north east of the Towne, 
containing thirty acres of vpland with ten of 
meaddow, the one halfe lying on the north side, 
the other on the south side of the vpland. Like- 
wise a houselott in the towne adjoyneing to thom- 
as Hardyes, upon wch he hath bealt an house, to 
jnjoy the premises to him heires or Assignes, &c. 

Their was Granted to mr. ffoster the west end 
of a necke of land lyinge north east of the Towne 
containeing Thirty acres of vpland, with ten of 
meaddow, the one half lying on the north side, 
the other on the south side the vpland. Likewise 
a houselott in the towne lyinge on the west side 
of George Varnhams : to Jnjoy to him and his 
heirs for Ever. 

Aprill the 13th, lf>37. The examinaction of 
John Uopear of New Bucknam, carpenter, ageed 
2ti yeares, and Alles his wife ageed 23 yeares, 
with two children Alles : and Elizabeth : are de- 
sirous to goe to New F.ngland. 



From the Concord Freeman, Oct. 24, 1884. 


The writer of tliis sketch, who is something of 
an antiquary, has been spending a part of a sum- 
mer vacation in examining old deeds in the Mid- 
dlesex Registry at Cambridge. Among others 
of interest were found those relating to the estate 
of Emerson Cogswell, a native of Ipswich, and a 
resident of Concord. He was one of the founders 
of the Social Circle in Concord, a Minute Man 
on the memorable 19th of April, and a Sergeant 
under Capt. John Buttrick on that eventful day. 
He was Second Lieutanant under Capt. George 
Minot in 1770, and served with his Company in 
Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 

Mr. Shattuck in his History, gives some record 
of Mr. Cogswell's military life, and in the Paper 
written by his grandson, the late William S. Rob- 
inson, ( Warrington,") is contained a sketch of his 
social and family history. (See Centennial of the 
Social Circle, in Concord, pp. 99-106.) 

As a land holder his history has not yet been 
written, and is perhaps of no great value except 
to show how boundaries of land once stood, and 
how changeable are the fortunes of the persons 
who once owned the estates. In order to varv 
the natural dullness of old reeords, the writer 
will make a running comment concerning Mr. 
Cogswell's history. His ancestry shows that he 
was fitted to become a land owner in Concord, 
one of the founders of the Social Circle and an 
ollicer at the battle of the 19th of April. To state 
his ancestry in brief it may be said that he was a 
direct descendant in the fourth generation of 
.lolin Cogswell, Thomas Emerson and Dep. Gov. 
Symonds, all early settlers of Ipswich. 

His grandmother was Martha Emerson, cousin 
of Edward Emerson who was an ancestor of 
Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson Cogswell left 
Ipswich and was in Boston in 1771. The lirst 
purchase of land in Concord made by him was 

Dec. 19, 1771, of Isaac Merriam of Concord, "by 
Emerson Cogswell, jr., of Boston, in the county 
of Suffolk, battel', a hatter's shop and laud where- 
on it stands, bounded as follows: by the county 
road, by land of Joshua Bond and Ahij&u Bond." 

Mr. Cogswell moved to Concord shortly after 
the above date, and Sept. 28, 177ij, he bought of 
.Jacob Walker of Concord, "A lot of land lying 
near the meeting house in Concord, containing 
about three-quarters of an acre, bounded by the 
county road, land of Jona. Fisk. Samuel Swan 
and common land, with all the appurtenances and 
buildings on or belonging to said land." 

In 1781, " Emerson Cogswell, gentleman, bo't 
of Samuel Bartlett a piece of upland near the 
meeting house, running in a straight line to the 
garden and near the meadow on the side of the 
mill pond at high water." In the same deed is 
recorded another pui chase of land of Samuel 
Bartlett that "he bought of Samuel Swan." 

In 171);") the same bought of John Brooks "a 
certain piece of land lying near the meeting house 
in said Concord, bounded by his, Cogswell's, 
land and dwelling house, land of the town and 
laud of Joseph Hoar." There is an agreement on 
record between John Brooks and Mr. Cogswell, 
that there shall be a passage way of 1-1 feet near 
the dwelling house of Emerson Cogswell and said 
John, "'so that their servants and families may 
pass and repass freely forever." This way was 
bounded by land of Mr. Cogswell, land of John 
Brooks, land of the town of Concord and land of 
Joseph Hoar. 

In 1799, Mr. Cogswell bought of Reuben Brown 
"a certain tract of land with all the buildings 
thereon standing, situated near the meeting 
house in said Concord, bounded by the county 
road leading by said meeting house, the common 
being the town of Concord's land," to mill brook. 

In 1799, Mr. Cogswell bought of Asa Brooks, 
Reuben Hunt, Stephen Jones and William Mercer 
a piece of land "lying in the middle of said town 

,2 o 


of Concord, whereon horse stablesjdid stand, east- 
erly by said meeting house." 

Mr. Cogswell also owned estates in Weston 
and oilier places. About this lime, ( 17SMM he 
became bondsman for one Joseph Brown of Con- 
cord, who ran away to Wellsbuig, Va. Mr. Cogs- 
well was obliged to meet the demands. Among 
the debts of Brown was one to Wheeler & Brooks 
for §254,80. "They recovered judgment of Emer- 
son Cogswell, gent, on account of his bond," and 
it was ordered that "if for want of goods and 
chattels, to satisfy the same aforesaid, we com- 
mand you to lake the body of the said Emerson 
Cogswell and commit him to the common goal, 
until he pays the full sum above mentioned, with 
your fees." The officers accordingly seized a part 
of his estate, described as follows : "An undivi- 
ded tract of land containing in the whole ,">2 acres 
and 31 rods, bounded by land of Humphrey Bar- 
rett, BallVswamp, land of heirs of Widow Ket- 
tell and Dr. Abel Prescott, of Peter Wheeler and 
P ea. John White ; the tract of land owned in 
common by Emerson Cogswell, Reuben Brown 
and .Jesse Brown." By one of those strange coin- 
cidences often seen in similar eases of sales made 
under the law, Mr. Cogswell's part was sold for 
S'254-.SO, just enough to pay the debt, "and in lull 
satisfaction of this execution and all fees. Joseph 
Hosmer, Sheriff." 

After this as his grandson relates, Mr Cogswell 
was obliged to sell the remainder of his estates to 
meet what was to his honest mind a just debt. 
The homestead and house which he had built, (the 
old block now owned by (ieo. Hey wood, Esq.,) 
the elm tree that he had planted, perhaps to bound 
the "passage way," that was to remain open for- 
ever ; and even the doorstone at which he and his 
descendants had so often sat in the cool of the 
day, all went, and as a land-owner he was known 
no more. The sale of his homestead is dated Mar. 
IS, lT'J'.t : " Emerson Cogswell of Concord, gent, 
sold to John Safford of Hamilton, two certain 
tracts and pieces of land and all the buildings 

thereon standing, situate near the meeting house 
in said Concord, bounded northerly by the county 
road leading by said meeting house; no. westerly 
by land belonging to town or county till it comes 
within lift of John Richardson's store, then run- 
ning southerly about !)0f to land of Joseph Hoars, 
thence easterly to said county road." Also another 
piece of land, "near the meeting house and the 
mill pond bounded by Morse's shop, southerly 
corner of said meeting house, the mill brook, to 
Joseph Hoar's land, then to Richardson's lane to 
the bound above mentioned." The money ree'd 
was SM-id. Signed by Emerson Cogswell and 
Elizabeth Cogswell. 

Thus the last of his property, some of which lie 
had inherited, some of which he had honestly 
earned, passed into alien hands. 

After Mr. Cogswell's reverses, he kept a tavern 
in Concord, and finally removed to the east quar- 
ter of the town, where he died May 1. "5, 1808. 
"Warrington," in the biography of his grand- 
father, published in the "Centennial of the Social 
Circle in Concord," states that "he kept a tavern 
in the building which, when I first knew it, was 
occupied by Deacon Jarvis, the old bake house," 
now called glhe Wright tavern. In a note on 
pp. 58-9 in the publication above mentioned, the 
question is gravely considered whether men like 
Emerson Cogswell "would have been such an ad- 
dition to a town containing as Concord did, so 
many much more eminent men, as to lead to the 
formation of such an organization. The first 
year of the war," the writer continues, "brought 
Harvard College bodily to Concord, president, 
professors and students, and it may be wondered 
that the committee, [who compiled the book,] 
did not take this fact for the origin of the Circle." 
The principal objection to Mr. Cogswell accord- 
ing to this writer seems to be that he was a tav- 
ern keeper. The above records will show that he 
is nowhere spoken of as a tavern keeper, but as 
"hatter or gentleman." Ami yet one fails to see 



any good reason wliy a hatter or tavern keeper 
would not be as likely to be one of the founders 
of a local club or social circle, as a Harvard stu- 
dent or professor. 

Emerson Cogswell lies buried in the Hill bury- 
ing ground, near the old powder house. Two of 
his wives and several of his children are buried 
near. His third wife outlived him and married 
also the third time, Dea. Amos Hay ward of Win- 
chendon. Two of Mr. Cogswell's daughters are 
living. Mrs. Eliza Ann Sweetser and Mrs. Eunice 
Whitney, both of Winehendon. 

In closing this brief sketch it may be said, that 
of all his large family and of his numerous de- 
scendants, not one bears the name of Cogswell. 
They are scattered to all parts of the civilized 
world. Some of them are known to fame, others 
live in happy obscurity. A few have been so 
prospered as to be able to buy, if they wished, a 
fair portion of their ancestor's old time estate. 

Revolutionary Papers. II. 

Angst ye 11, 1779. We the Subscribers Sev- 
eraly Inlist ourselves to Sarve for the Town of 
Ipswich, as Gardes In the Town of Boston until] 
the first day of October next : 

Daniel Foster, Mikel hollond, Jonathan Ells- 
worth, Daniel Howe. 

Aug. 17, 177'J. Rec'd of Oapt. Ephraim Ken- 
dall, one of the town s Committee, &c. £21, for 
lnlisting to go to Boston. (Signed,) Caleb Fos- 
ter, Juner, Allen Ferley. 

Sept. 27, 1779. The following enlisted to 
"Dow Duty as Cards in about Boston," till Nov- 
ember : — Bemsly l'irkins, Junr, Robert Wallis, 
Juner, Elisha Gould, Ephraim Brown, Junr, Jrio. 

Boxlbrd, Sept. 28, 1779. We the subscribers 
Inlisted to do duty of soldiers for town of Ips- 
wich : — William Perley, Jesse Perley, Moody 

Perley, Israel Ilerrick, 

Ipswich, Oct. 14th, 
term of three months : 

Charles Lord 

Caleb Kimball 
Benjamin Lord, Jn 
James Pickard, Ju 
Moses Foster 
John How " 
Solomon Choate 
James Smith 
James Heard 
Jonathan Lakeman 
John Sweet 
John Day 
Robert Stalker 
Ebenezer Kimball 
> amuel Wallis 
Nathll Grant 

Abner Wood. 
1779. Enlisted for the 

Nathaniel Heard 
John Harris, 3d 
Aaron Craft 
Jonathan Low 
John Story, Jnr 
David Choate, Junr 
Thomas Burnham the G 
John Whipple the 5 
Timothy Ross 
Abner Poland 
Jonathan Whipple 
Naihaniel Dane 
Isaac Woodbury, Junr 
Joseph Tilton 
Robert Amiable 

Oct. 17, 1779. Caleb Foster, jr., and Allen 
Perley, re-enlisted as " Gardes to boston." 

A slip of paper without date : " Richard Ringe 
5ft 8 in. 25 years old, compaction dark. Thomas 
Cutter, 5 ft. 11 in. 30 } rs old, Light compac- 

1G50, June 21. Whereas Mr. Win. Bartholmew 
of Ipswich, and Mr. Henry Bartholmew of Salem 
have tendred themselves to suply ffifty shillings 
apeece in money towards the chardge of ourcom- 
issioners of the collonjes, itt is ordered by this 
Courte, that Mr. Win and Henry Bartholmew 
shallbe pajd the same out of the next country 
rate in each towne of the best of the pay, wth 
allowance of sixepence vpon euery five shillings 
for forbearance and other inconveniencjes, vnlesse 
it be pajd in money in Nouember next. 


Ipswich, Mass. 

Twelve numbers Twenty-five cents. 

Adgustink Caldwell, Ahthur W. Dowe. 



ariim $ppm 




Dea. William Goodhue, Chebacco, 1712 

(Copied by May A. Goodhue.) 

In the Name of God, Amen. The third day 
of October, one thousand seven hundred and 
twelve, I William Goodhue, Senr, of Chebacco in 
Ipswich, in ye County of Essex, within ye Prov- 
ince of the Massachusetts Bay in Newengland, 
yeoman, being of perfect mind and memmory, 
thanks be given to God, therefore calling unto 
mind ye lnortalhty of my body, do mnke and 
ordaine this my last will and testamen. That is 
first of all I give my soul into the hands of God 
that gave it & my body I recommend to the 
earth to a decent Christian burial nothing doubt- 
ing but to receive ye same again at ye general! 
ressurrection by the mighty power of God. 

And as touching such worldly estate God has 
pleased to bless me withal I give, demise and 
dispose of the same in ye following manner and 

Imprimis. I give and bequeath unto Hanah, 

my dearly beloved wife, the improvement of that 

end of ray dwelling house next my old orchard, 

both garrits, chambers, lower rooms and cellers. 

With the old garden before ye doore, ye use of 

my well for water, and one third part of ye ben- 

nifitt or yearly profitt of my old orchard, with 

free egres and regress nnto said premises, one 

good cow, sd cow shall annually for her be well 

pastured and well kept with winter meat, and ye 

use ol one horse suteable for her to ride k on as 

she may have occasion, allso I give her the sum 

of thirteen pounds money per year, to be paid 

her quarterly, if she so cause, each and every 

year, «.t allso my Mallatto servant to be at her 

dispose, nil Which before mentioned particulars 

shall be and remainc unto my wife as aforesaid, 

dureing ye time yt she remains my widdow, 
furthermore. 1 do give my sd wife dureing the 
tcrme of her life, ye use of all my household goods 
and at her decease my household goods shall be 
equally divided amongst my three daughters, viz. 
Hanah Cogswell, Marjerry Giddings & Bet hi ah 

Item. I give unto my son Nathaniel Goodhue 
all yt tennement of lands I formerly bought, 
known by the name of Hallield's farme, with 
housings and orchard whereat ye said Nathaniel 
now liveth, together with eight acres of marsh at 
Dilly out of my salt marsh there. Bounded on 
land of Benjamin Marshall and land of Thomas 
Chote, with one thatch lot lying down Mr. Eppses 
River, and one new wood lot, allso I give to s'd 
Nathaniel one third part of all my quick stock, 
and one third part of my uteiisels for husbandry, 
or other tooles, onely, I do hereby order and 
oblige my said son Nathaniel Goodhue to pay 
unto his aforenamed mother ye sum of live pound 
money per yeare annually, so long as she re- 
mains my widdow. Which is part of the thirteen 
pounds per yeare given to her as aforesaid. 

Item. 1 give unto my son Joseph Goodhue, 
ye house, orchard and barn with two acres of 
land ajoyning to ye house he now dwells in. With 
ye full halfe of all my other landes and marsh for 
quantytie & quallity excepting two acres of land 
aboute my dwelling house and old orchard, and 
allso half my common rights not disposed off be- 
fore, and one third part of my quick stock, and 
one third of all utensels of husbandry or other 
tools, only I do hereby oblige him to pay ye sum 
of live pounds per yeare unto his mother in part 
of ye thirteen pounds per year I gave her during 
my widdow. 

Item. I give unto my son John Goodhue, ye 


2 1 1 

. ' 


dwelling house I uow live iu, witb all houseing there- 
aboute, <fc ye old orchard with two acres of land 
ajoyning to ye homestead and halfe of all the rest of 
my marzh and lands to be equally divided between 
Joseph and him for quantity and quallity, With 
lnlfe my common rights, one third of my quick 
stock, one third of my utensels of husbandry or other 
tools. I allso do hereby older sd John to pay to his 
aforesaid mother the sum of three pounds money per 
year annually, which is also part of the thirteen 
pounds per year given her during my widdow, also I 
order yt ye aforesaid John do keep the cow and 
horse as above expressed for his said mother. 

I do hereby order, ordaine, constitute and appoint 
my aforesaid sones, Nathaniel, Joseph & John Good- 
hue to be executors to this my last will and testament 
and do order them to pay unto my aloresaid three 
daughters, Hanah, Marjery and Bethiah, so much 
money as to make each of their portions (with what 
they have already had out of their granfather Good- 
hues estate and mine, as shall appeare by an account) 
the sum of se^entie pounds a piece. 

I allso do give unto my grandson Francis Dodge 
the sum of tweuty pounds money to be paid him by 
my executors, allso if none of my son Goodhue's do 
put any of their sons to learning in order to bring 
them up to the Colledge v and my said grandson 
Francis Dodge should be brought up to the Colledge 
then I do givu unto said Francis Dodge the library of 
books yt was my son Francis Goodhues, but if any 
of my grandson Goodhues be brought up to ye Col- 
ledge that grandson shall have said library of books. 

Allso I order yt my executors before named do 
pay all my just debts and funerall expenses. And 
my just debts, funerall expences, ye legacies to my 
aforesaid daughter & to my grandson Francis Dodjre, 
shall be paid by my aforesaid executors equally in 
proportiou amongst them. And I do hereby utterly 
disallow, revoake and disanull all and every other 
former testaments, wills, legacies and bequests & 
executors by me in any wayes before named, willed 
and bequeathed. Ratifying and confirming this and 

no other to be my last will and testament. 

In wituess whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
and scale ye d iy and yeare before written. 

William Goodhue. 

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced & declared 
by the said William Goodhue as his last will and 
testament in the presence of us the subscribers: — 
Ammi Rub. Wise, Samuel Stevens, Wm. Giddings. 

Will proved November 17, 1712. 

&?* The Antiquarian has led and will lead a 
very straggling and uncertain existence. The 
reason is : Mr. Dow is pursuing his Art studies 
in Paris; and Mr. Caldwell will devote the 
Summer to historical search among Ipswich 
Records for the purpose of publishing in more 
substantial and permanent form. 

Mr. Caldwell will be glad of copies of Records 
of Ipswich Families written in old Bibles or else- 
where. They will aid in the make-up of the 
Genealogical history of the town. Post office 
address, —Ipiwiclt. Mass. 


Dr. Benjamin Jones of Beverly, a noted physi- 
cian of the last century, was born of Ipswich 
parents. His father was Nathaniel Jones; and 
his brother William, felt-maker, built the house 
in Ipswich, in 1728, which is yet standing, next 
south of the residence of Wesley K. Bell, Esq. 
and nearly opposite the Town Hall. The follow- 
ing records were made by Dr. Jones and others, 
and have reference to his descendants and peo- 
ple connected with him by marriage. 

,l_ Benjamin Jones, son of ^Nathaniel \Jones of 
Ipswich, was born December 4th, 1716, and my 
dear wife Sarah, daughter of C»pt. Samuel En- 
dicott of Danvers, was born December 13th, 
anno 1720, old stile. 

June 23d, 1794. My beloved Consort, Benja. 



i 3 


Jones, Esq , Departed this life about '.) o'clock in 
the erening, M 78. Blessed be God we mourn 
not as those who have no hope. 

Mrs. Sarah Jones relict of the late Benjamin 
Jones, Esquire, departed this life, February 28, 
1798, aged 76, respected and loved by all her 
acquaintance while living and deeply lamented in 

The names and Births of the children of Ben- 
amin and Mary Jones: 

Benjamin born October 5, 1739 
Mary born February 8, 1741-2 
Nathaniel born February 8, 1743-4 
Lydia born June 28th, 1746 
Children of Benjamin and Ginger Jones: 
Hannah born June 17, 1750 
William born December 7th, 1752 
John born September 10th 1755 

My son William departed this life, January 11, 
1761, about 3 o'clock afternoon, aged nine years, 
one month and four days. 

My daughter Mary was married to Billy Porter 
Sov. 1762. Delivered of a son September 20, 
1763, and departed this life Octobr 15, 1763, 
about two o'clock in the morning, aged twenty- 
one years, eight months and some hours. 

My son Benjamin departed this life January 4, 
1776, between one and two o'clock afternoon in 
the thirty-seventh year of his age. 

My Hon'd father-in-law, Capt. Samuel Endi- 
cott departed this life May 7th, 1766 in the 79th 
year of his age. 

My son Nathaniel departed this life Sept'r 4th, 
1779, in the thirty-sixth year of his age.. 

My Hon'd mother-in-law, Mrs Lydia Brown, 
departed this life September 9th, 1779, it is said 
in the ninetieth year of her age. 

My brother-in law, Mr. John Endicott, de- 
parted this life May 10, 1783, between the hours 
)f nine and ten o'clock at night, aged 69 years in 
\.pril last. 

My Sister-in-law, Margaret Clark departed this 
life, March 7th, 1776. 

My daughter Hannah, wife of Mr. Henry 
Herrick, departed this life September 27th, 1786. 
about half after 7 of the clock in the morning, 
aged 36 years. 

My son John we have reason to fear and be- 
lieve was lost in a cartel from Halifax to Boston, 
having been taken by the British in the armed 
ship Starks in 1781, and sailed in a Cartel from 
Halifax in Dec'r, 1781, for Boston and never has 
been heard of. 

March 2, 1747-8, about ten o'clock at night, 
my dear wife departed this life in the thirty-first 
year of her age. Lee. 13th, 1756, about three 
quarters of an hour after 6 o'clock in the evening, 
my dear wife Ginger departed this life in the 
thirtieth year of her age. 

The births of ye Children of Josiah and Lydia 
Wood berry : 

Josiah Woodberry, Jun'r was horn Feb. 15, 1708 
Lidia Woodberry was born Septembor 25, 1713 
Mary Woodberry was born March 3d, 1716 -7 
Martha Woodberry was born May 5th, 1721 
Sarah Woodberry was born March 15th, 1730 

Billy Porter, Esq., died Nov 20, 1813, age 74. 

Mrs. Mary Jones, widow of Benj. Jones, (who 
died Jan. 4, 1776,) died Feb. 15, 1829, aged 83. 

Benjamin J. Porter son of Billy Porter, Esq , 
died August 18, 1847, at Camden, Maine, to 
which place he removed from Topsham in said 
State, where he had lived man}' years, filling a 
large place in the mercantile and political world, 
aged 84 years, 11 months and two days. 

Mary Herrick, widow of Joshua Herrick late 
of Beverly and daughter of Benjamin Jones of 
said Beverly, departed this life August 9th, 1848, 
at two and half o'clock, A. M. aged 82 years and 
about ten months. She lived beloved by all and 
died lamented, in full hope of a glorious^ immor- 

& + 




The following letter, now in my possession, 
was written to .Jeremiah Robinson of Concord, 
Mass., grandfather of William a Robinson. It 
contains several items of family history, which 
may be of interest to those who read the Geneal- 
ogy published in the Antiquarian, May, 1884. 
If this should meet the eye of any of the descend- 
ants of Zabulon, Jonathan or Daniel Robinson, 
or of " Aunt Williams" of Hampton Falls, I shall 
be under great obligation if they will communi- 
cate with me by letter. 

Harriet II. Robinson, Maiden, Mass. 

To Mr. Jeremy Robinson, att Concord, Massa- 
chusetts State, Per favour of Dr. Adams. 

Dear Sir: it has been a Long Time Since I 
saw you. Many a day and Date has Past. I 
hant seen your- face since the year 17GG, if I re- 
member Right, a long time. Indeed it seems to 
be somewhat Unnatural. I received a Letter 
from you last October, Dated Septr 2G. You 
wrote that yon and your family was well, and 
Likewise the rest of our brethren ^& Sisters. I 
was Very Glad to hear from you and your family 
with the rest of our Kindred, for 1 seldom Ever 
Heard from any of you, Living at some Distance 
from our main Post road. You Likewise Give 
me Account in your Letter of the death of our 
sister Cogswell, [Eunice Robinson Cogswell.] 
her Dieing Very suddenly, Therefore i think such 
near & other Daily Instances of mortality ought 
to mind us of our change. 

1 think that our near Kindred on the father's 
side, [Dr. Jeremiah Robinson,] are most all de- 
ceased, but two left, Uncle Jonathan in the Town 
i live in & uncle Daniel of Exeter. On the 
mother's side, but one alive, [his mother's name 
is unknown,] aunt Williams of Hampton falls. 

You hant mentioned anything Concerning our 
honored mother-in-law, [Eunice Arasden Robin- 

sou.] whats become of her? I shud be very 
Glad to hear from her and her welfare if alive. 

Your sister has Had Seven Children, all alive, 
I suppose, all at Home but one, furthermore ile 
thank you if you can send me an account of my 
fathers death, Day and date and Age. 

times is Very poor in our Parts, business Ex- 
ceeding dull. Money Very Scarce. None tor 

Re kind Enough to Give a Little Intelligence 
of Master McClearys Faimily. 

Zahui.on Robins* 

Pembroke, February the 1G Day, 1787. 

On the margin is written in another 1 
"Oct. 19, 1771, My father decest " "1 
July "20 John was drowned in the North rivt 

Major John Whipple, Esq., departed this 
ye 12th day of June, 1722, he went to bedd 
at Night, and was found dead in the Morning 

John Edwards, Drum major, dyed April 
1723, in ye G4 year of his age. 

Amos Morris was drowned comieng over tue 
Hair, May 10th, 1723. 

1691-2. Thomas ffbssov rang the bell, and 
was allowed to build a little house by the prison, 
to live. in with his wife, near Mr. Wilson's barn, 
formerly so called. 

1691. John Caldwell, sen'r appointed Searcher 
& Sealer <k viewer of Leather, he refusing yt of- 
fice as not being capable threw business & other 


Entered at Post Oflice as Second Class matter. 

(Terms — 12 numbers 25 cents.) 

Augustine Caldwell. Arthur \V. Doul 


Abbe (Abbeo) 30 (3), 154, 130 

Abbott, 9,78,87, 109,111,131, 158, 132 (2), 186 
Abstracts, 32,109,113, 128, 129, 131, 132 137, 143 

15}, 152, 1G9, 171,' 178, 179, 184, 187, 138, 
129, 194 
Adams (Addams), 34, 42(2), 65, 99, 100, 109(2), 113(3) 

116, 124, 150, 173,(2), 120, 181(o\ 194, 21 
Addlngton, 45(2) 
Albert, 193 
Allen (Alleyn, Allin), 71, 89, 130, 108 (2), 109, 117, 122, 

124, 202 
Alumbridge, 148,(2) 
Amadeni 192(2), 193, 214 
Anderson, 151 
Andre", 76(2), 77 

Andrews ('Andros), 8, 12, 13(2), 23(3), 42(2), 48(2), 20(2), 

56, 66, 69(6), 73(2), 87(5)/ 90, 94(6), 96 
113(7), 132, 129, 132(5), 143, 144, 171 
178 (2), 177(4), 139(2), 201, 206, 207(2), 
Annable, 22, 35, 72, 122, 160, 199(5), 2^5, 210(2) ^.^ 
Anne s ley, 19 
Appleton, 1(18), 13, 14(7), 15, 19, 24(2), 26(3), 30, 31 

40(4), .41(4). 48(3), 51(5), 52(4), 62, 68, 71(2), 
74(4), 78(2), 92, 93, 105(4), 111(2) 112, 113, 
129, 136(2), 137, 144, 149, 150, 151, 152(2), 
159, 161, 166(2) 171, 172(6), 180(3), 185, 
189(4), 190(3), 194,, 199(3), 200, 201, 204(2) 
Argilla, 10, 52, 97, 139, 152, 159, 171 
Arnold, 75(2), 73(8), 77(5), 78, 106 
Atherton, 128(2) 
Atwood ( Attwood), 205 
Averill, 93, 105, 124, 130 
Ayres, 96, 109, 119(2), 120, 122(2), 144, 146(2), 153(2) 

Badcock, 9, 39, 27, 94 

Baker (Backer), 3, 8(2), 9, 12, 19, 22, 28, 30(4), 48(4), 

52(2), 62, 36(2), 39, 72, 78, 79, 85(3), 9-1 
99(6^, 107, 109, 111(2), 126, 151(2), 141, 
145, 159, 133, 166(3), 171(2), 172(5), 173(3) 
174(3), 179, 131, 185, 129, 192, 202, 204 

Baldwin, 11 
Ball, 71, 2 
Bailer, 14 3 


Bancroft, 71 

Banks, 163(2) 

Berber, 5 

Barborne, 186 

Barker, 1C9 

Barlow, 154 

Barnard, 178 

Barnes, 71, 70 

Barrett, 200 

Bartholomew (Bartholmew, Bartlemew), 5, 10, 14, 13, 66(4)', 

74, 132, 152, 156(7), 171, 188, 207, 210(3) 
Bartlett, 137, 208(2) 
Barton, 103 
Batchelder (Bacha,ler, Bachelour, Batcheler^), 60, 171, 180(3), 

187, 194 
Bateinan, 192 
Bathrick, 104 
Batt(Bat), 139, 110, 14-8 
Bayley (Bally), 59 
Bael(Baell), 29, 69, 81, 94 
Bearnsby, 124 
Beare (Bayer), 137 
Beckford, 99 
Bedford, 205 
Bedlock, 87 

Belcher, 15(2), 96, 111, 130, 145(4), 150, 186 
Bell, 30(2), 103, 182, 212 
Bennett, 52,115(2:), 118, 148, 205 
Berry, 1, 30, 40(2), 41(3), 42, 47(2), 48(4), 49, 51, 52, 

132, 141(2), 156(11), 173, 205 
Betts, 25, 109(2) 
Bibles -Old, 46, 103 
B i a p s 17 

BirdleylBerdly, Birdly, Burdley, Bur-ley), 22, 92, 108, 130, 
Births, Marriages, Deaths, 91, 95, 100, 103, 111, 122, 124, 

130, 134, 146, 150, 132, 103, 186, 194, 202 
Bixby (Bi 3 cbye, Biggcby, Bixbye), 92, 100, 108 
Bishop, 25 (2), 92, 108, 111, 130, 113, 152, 171, 176(0), 

185, 201 
Blake, 194 

Bloody Brook, 103(2) 
Blowers, 105 
Boardman(Boarman, Boreman, Borman) 9, 18, 31, 61, 52, 

69, 79, 94, 105, ill, 116, 132, 134, 165, 171, 
Boats-Ten, 75(2) 

Bolles, 52, 62 
Bolton, 205 
Bond, 153, 208(2) 
Eoston News Letter, 129(4), 115 
Bosworth, 125, 150, 126, 194 
Bowles, 15 

Boynton(Bianton), 9, 71, 117, 132 
Boys and Girls at Meeting, 2G 
Brace, 206 

Br a eke nbury ( Backenbury ) , 26 
Bradbury, 115 

Bradstreet, 45(2), 69, 93, 97(2), 105, 124, 129(2), 138(8) 
143(2), 144, 143, 150, 152, 169, 170, 

i j. 



180, 136, 206(3), 207 

Bragg, 12, 52, 26, 133, 143, 184 

Bray, 139, 150 

Braybrook, 137, 153 

Breadcale, 170 

Brewer, 91, 95, 137 

Bridges, 74, 113, 150, 194(2) 

Bridgham, 11(2), 24 

Brockler, -101(2) 

Brooks, 152, 208(4), 209 

Brougiiton, 173 

•Brown, 9(2), 19, 49, 51(2), 52(2), 66(2), 62, 71, 74(4), 
78, 87(6), 108(2), 111, 114, 139, 146, 149, 156, 
158, 159(4), 151, 162, 165(2), 136(3?, 171(4), 
172(2), 173(2), 178(2), 130, 190, 102(5), 202, 205 
208, 209(4), 210, 213 

Bro'.'-'n University, 150 

Buckley (Bukly, Bulkeley), 25, 92, 103, 111(3), 158, 202 

Buller, 153 

Bunker Hill, 2, 12(3), 69, 75, 79, 80, 35(2) 

Burbank, 180 

Eurgess (Sure 3 3 , Burgass), 148 

Burgoyne (Burguine), 79, 172, 203(5) 

Burkbeo ( B irkby ) , 1 60 

Burley (Burly), 16, 51, 52, 83(3), 25, 185(3) 

Burnell 119 
v 3urnharn(3\irnam), 9(4), 15(2), 16(2), 22(2), 2-1, 29, 41, 

52, 69(4), 71(2), 99, 91(2), 92, 94(8), 96, 101? 5), 
111, 113(2), 124(3), 125(2), 130, 132, 133, 144(2), 
146, 151(2), 162, 163(2), 166, 150, 124(2), 135(4), 
186, 187-, 182(2)194, 201, 202, 201(4), 20?, 210 

Burr, 93, 115 


Burrage, (B irage), 71(2) 

Barry, 147 

Burying Ground (Gopps Hill), 153 

Burying Ground (High Street), 4(4), 13, 10, 18, 20, 25, 
56(2), 59, 62, 65, 63, 55, 107, 109, 115, 116, 
135, 139, 111, 143, 149, 165, 15G, 190, 196 

Burying Ground (South), 5, 4, 63(2), 159 

Butler, 71 

Button, 152 

But trick, 192, 208 

Byfield(Bifleld), 200 

Byles, 171 

Byley (Biley), 139(5), 140(2), 148, 150(2) 

n rt O c 3 T* r ' ^ 7 ^ r 
U' cl \- ^> - J. ^ • - > JL '-/ O 

Gain 193 

78(2), 94(2)., 95, 57, 98, 100, 102, 103, 104, 
107, 109, 111, 115, 118(2)119, 122, 123, 12G, 
120, 13; 135, 139, 146, 117, 151, 152, 162, 166, 
167, 170, 174, 175, 179, 183, 190, 191, 195, 
199(5), 202(2), 204, 210, 212(2), 214(2). 

Calef (Calf), 4(3), 52, 80, 89(2), 123(2), 125(2), 162 

Gall, 105, 115, 193, 

Galley, 15 

Calvin, 150 ' 

C amp e rn ell ( C a n .p a ne 1 1 ) , 204(2) 


Carey, 193(2) 

Carter, 71 

Cart rick (Cartrik), 171(2) 

Cartwright, 205 

Castle Kill, 159(3), 160, 161, 171, 172, 184(2), 15C(3 X , 198 
L Caverly, 159 
f , Gavin, 69 
I Celebration "July 4, 1817", 64 

\ L»nia,u .._...., x .■ .. , luO 

j GIj; i.a.i , 71, 55, 93, 100, 118, 144, 157, 181, 122(2 N , 205 

1 I H V. r. r* t OO 

LljaSe, v. ;■ 

Chauceij, 13G 

171, 179, 181, 155, 152, 200, 201, 206(5), 207(2), 
I I 211(2) 

Cheever- (Chiever), 14(2), 15(2), 23, 52(2:, 9^ t 97, 105, 155, 

•» r-irf I r; > 

l i i' u 



Dhcndel , 36, 

Cheney, 55, 07(3), 111, 112, 115, 116(3), 152, 

Chiealey, 104, 

Child, 13, 45, 103 

Chipman, 02 

Choate(Choat) , 

., . 


o \ 

Choate Bridge, 
Chub, 101(2) 
Chun, r 

01 ( ■ , 

10 ?'1 i \ Rl / ~\ 1 N , RO 
me i *? o / 'y. S t 'c v .' / \ 

1 o 0', 161(3), 166(3), 

210(2), 211 

U, 4Hj], ..,...,, ItM 1C J , 

, a x , i .1 c , 


143(3), 144, 
171, 181(3), 


X £* fcj , 


J P 


j ^ . 

+ i 




i no 

102, 138, 144, 150, 

"1, 80, 102, 123, 151, 15-3(2), 



or. / r \ 

Li.uLy, v., xi.>2\c;, 15;U/ , iuJ, ibolo;, lri. 

Claric(,0iai'iru , l j-oriie ,• , l .< , --.., go, •-,., bo, oo, xi/, iio, 

i m 'n\ i op iofi t oi ,' '? \ "> r ."' o o. i o^o ^o^? 
l . _ •„ c ; , Hif, Xt.O, Xc-^oJ, A..-V.. , - ^, -......., .. ■-»/,■ 

Clevelarcl(Cloavelarid), GO, 04, 181 
Clinton(ClIntons), 144, 159, 161 194 
Cobbett(Cobbitt, Cobit), 8, 0, 13, 14 
31, 35(7). 36(5), 37(2 

), 80 


< o^ 

°2 11 

124, 15C 
Coburn, 0, 24, 49, 140, 
Coffin, 177 
Cogswell (Coci 

ov.ell), 12 
R i 9 S c 

1 «C <^ , 1 .. . <_y 



0/1 / O N 


O o ' n, N 
7 f \ 


' o ^ 

48(2), 52, 62, 69U,, 

L52, 153, 15 
185(6), 186, 102(15), 
206(4), 207, 208(15), 

Colburn(Ccborne, Colborne), 60, 93, 1 

Colby (Colbey), 20, CO, 04, 

Q p Q 



5 ) 31 


;• r. 

■» ft 


200 ( 1 

"■■ » 

r, \ 

-' / f 

3 ) , 

p o 
■ -- ~ > 


210 ( 




-7 \ 

, 109, 
, 184( 




Coles, 17(5), 18 

(4), 50, 

Collins ( Coll ings 

)., 74,93, 

Colman(ColOii an) , 

20, 46, 

w Oil Ji.i/, 1 O^ 

The, 200 

Cook(Ccoke), 28, 

170, 194 

95(2), 108(2), 118, 
'9, 94(2), 102, 106, 


134, 146 

Cooper, 174 
Cotton, 120 
Cowes, 113 
Cov/lcs, 2, 47, 123 
Coy 137 
Craft, or "°> 

C»7 / O \ 




Creesy(Cresie, Cresye), 111., 122 


rocker, 9, 20, 20, -10(2), -11(3), 18(4), 49, 70(2), .-•<- 
12,o;2:, 125 
Prompt on, 22(3) , 180 
Chronicle "The Ipswich, 100 
q L . ,-,<•• ■ g 75(2} 1 86 

Gross! \ 31, 96, ICO, 152, 177, 180, 201, 206(2), 207 
Crowell, 55, 35 
Cudworth, 17 
Cumrnin^s ( Cumings ) , 147 
Curr, 14 5 
Curvin, 101, 2 on 
Curtis, 174, 
Cur 17 In, -178 
Cashing 51 
Cutter, 204, 210 
Dale, 115 

Damarill, 124, 144, 
Datncn, 18, 190 
Dana, 31, 38, 47, 49(4), 53(2), 54(3), 63(6), 65, 03, 71(G), 

85, 05, 124, 153, 154, 176(4) 
Dane(Deane), 24, 2G, 30(2), 51, GO, 72, 73, 87(3), 113 

Danfcrth, 16 

118(2), 120, 124, 150, 161(2), 166, 
190(3), 205, 210 


Darling, 71 

Dartmouth College, 40(2) 

Davis (Darves), 66, 69, 87, 04(2), 170, 

Daviscn, 6(2), 87, 02(2), 93, 96, 1] 3 , 118, 194 

Day(Daye), 52, G2, 60, 118(2), 129, 150, 158, 171, 133, 210 

Dear(Deare, Deer), 22, 29, 111, 130, 143(2), 146, 142, 2^2 
Denison, 7(1), 10(3), 14(2), 18, 20(8), 23(2), 24(2), 40,— 
42(2), 54(2), 59(11), 62,. 4(5), 65(2) , '66(2) , 
04(2), 07, 100, 105(4), 111, 114, 127(3), 129(2), 
130, 133(2), 135(9), 136(15), 137, 138(2), 142, 
153(4), 152(2), 150, 172, 174, 180, 124, 206 
Denni s ( D enl s , Denne s ) , 9 , 34, 62 , 68(2), 80 ,\ 85 , 115, 1 37 , 

17 p / o ^ 

D'Estalng, a.\cj 
Dexter, 89, 
Diamond Island, 182 
Dike (Dyke), 87(5), 1.69 
Dillingham, 131, 198, 19< 

Diman, 62 

Dinah, 15, 180 

Pix, 96, 12$, 

Dodd(Dod); 141 

Doddridge* 154(2) 
[ Dodge, 9, 12(5), 29, 31, 46, 69(3), 09, 81, 84, 25, 

87(2), 95, 94(2), 97, 103, 104(2), 107(3), 11 0, 
e, Isaac, 12S, 137(2), 159, 165, 166(2), 172(3), 131, 
181(2), 204(2), 212(4) 

Dorman, 129, 152(2), 200 

Dowe," 9(4), 12, 13, 17, 20(3), 24, 25(2), 2G, 27, 29, 31, 

31(2), 34, 35, 42, 47(3), 5l{2), 54(2), 55, 55, 62(2), 
63, 67, 58, 69, 70, 71, 74, 73, 22, 83, 86, 90, 91 
94, 98, 100(2), 102, 103, 107, 111, 113, 119, 123, 
126, 125(2), 130, 131(3), 135, 139(2), 146, 147, 151(2), 
158, 152, 163, 166, 170, 174, 175(2), 179., 183, 190 
191, 165, 159, 200, 202, 203, 210, 212, 214 

Downing, 45(2), 157, 163, 184 

Drake, 193 

Dresser, 149, 154(2), 180 

Du Bartus, 138(6) 

Dudley, 46, 135, 138, 200, 206(5), 207 

Duinme i • ( Dume r ) , 47, 92, 117 

Duncan, 16 

Dunster, 194 

Dunton, 43(4),. 45, 149, 189 

Durkee(Durgie, Dirkye, Durgy), 87, 146, 150, 153, 182 

DustinJDust&n) , 189 

Dutch, 1, 11, 42, 78(2), 103(6), 104(2), 103, 113, 118(4), 
186, 205(4) 

Early Meeting Houses, 195, 16 6, 197, 193 

Early Names, 20 5, 

Early Records, 17, 158 

Easton, 191., 198(2), 201(2), 206 

Eaton, 93, 139 

Edmunds (Edman) , 148 
•Edr,' - 'iter, 100 

Edwards (Edward), 100, 108(2), 122, 194(2), 202, 214 

Egypt River, 129, 143, 152(3), 206, 207 

Elbridge, 193, 

Elithorpe(Elatrip, Elethorp, Elitrap), 52, 130, 180, 186 

Elliot, 64 

f \ 

Ellsworth, 210 


Ellsworth, 210' 

Emerson, 9, 15(2), 25(10), 47, 92, 9G, 112, 115(2), 
120, 133, 180, 185, 192(11), 197), 194, 204, 

on.'", 9 HP./ 4 ^ 

200, 202(4) 
Emerton, 65, 69, 94 

nery, (Emerie), 54(3) 
Emmons, 29, 

. iHUIlvJIiC) , CO , f J. 

Endicott, 99(2), 122, 160, 181, 212, 213(2) 
Epes(Eppes, Epps), 13(2), 14(3), 23(2), 25, 40, 52, 73, 

118, 123, 143, 158(2), 159(5), 162(2), 162, 
171, 172, 175, 178(2), 185, 189, 205, 211 

Essex Institute, 181, 
Eveleth, 51, C8, 24 

Falrchild, 157 

Fan ton, 205 
Farley, 9, 16, 
Parmer, 24 

22, 29(4), 30, 41, 48(2), 
85, 94, 103, 105, 113(° 

i s 

66, 69; 78, 
158, 179, 200, 



Farrow, (Farough), 91, 
Farwell, 71 
Fawns, 18 

o w s , 



92, 116, 145, 149, 

125(2), 196(2) 
23(4), 29(2), 

. o i 


Fewkes., 31 

Fifield, 180 

Firman, 3(3), 35, 56, 122, 154, 178, 179, 20O, 206(2), 

First Meeting House, S ! P, 52 

Fisher, 124, 165(2) 

Fiske, 186, 201, 208 

Fitch, 14, 23, 40, 105, 175 

Fitts(Fltt, Fitz), 30(4), 53(6), 62, '53, 56, 78(2), 

91(4), 111(2), 122, 124, 154, 17C, 1 

Fleet, 154 

Fliohtncr, 102, 
I Flint £Flynt.), 96(3) 
^Fogg, 184 


T \ 


CO, 70, 85(5), 04, 06, 

'olsorn, 177( 

foss, 12 

?03sey, 214 

Foster, 51(2), 5: 

100(2), 104, 108(4), 111(4), 124, 127, 128, 
150(4), 154, 141(2), 145, 146(2), 147, 150 
158, 186(2), 104(4), 100, 202, 204(2), 20G, 
207(2), 210(4) 

Fowler, 10, 22, 66(2), 74, 78, 70, 108(2), 111(2), 120 
158, 200, 201 

Franklin, 152(2), 161, 105 

Franks ( Fr an eks), 77 

Freeman, 71 

Freeman, "The on cord.", 208 

French, 02, 06, 100., 108, 100, 122(2), 124, 100, 146(2 
171, 107, 202 

prifi-ht:' "The Great Ips.", 185 
risbie(Frisby), 2, 15., 50, 41, 55, 84, 86, 125, 126, 

177(2), 182(3), 100 
row, 87 

Fuller, 30^ 52(3), 62, 116, 131, 152, 154, 157, 185(4) 

186, 194, 201(4), 205(5), 
Gage(Gadge), 17, 80, 100(2), 152(2), 101 ( 4), 207(2) 
Gaines(Gaynes), 100, 111, 122, 158, 186, 2H5 
Gale, 49, 

Gal loup( Gallup), 125, 146, 165, 164(4), 170, 174(3) 
Galloway (Gallaway), 2(2), 15, 51, 71(3), 78, 177 
Gaily, 124 

! Gardner( Gardiner), 18, 206, 207, 
Garfield, 102(2) 
Garner, 120 
Gates, 203 
0a??dy, 205 

jGedney, 7(4), 43 
'George, 66, 94, 
Gerrish, 23, 105, 
Gerry, 103 
Gettings, 188 
Gibson, 29, 32 
Giddings, 20, 75(2), 79, 87, 118, 122, 155 

180, 201, 211, 212 
Gilbert (Gillbert), 27(2), 02, 100, 208(2) 
Gillian, 158 




Gilnian, 115, (3), 150(2) 

Glazier, (Glasier), 0. 

Gleanings, 54, 141 

Glover, 165, 194 

Goldsmith, 69 

Goodhue (Goodheu), 9, 22(4), 23(2), 55(7), 50(12), CO 

62(2), 39(3), 78(3), 94(2), 110, 11-1, 118(3) 
124, 130, 111, 157, 165, 167(8), 169, 174(5), 
^ /40.194, 201, 200, 211(7), 212(7) 

Goodrich, 71 

Good smith, 94 

Gooking, 194 

Gould, 71, 104(3), m, 122, 130, 210 

Gourd on, 7 

Grafton, 147 

Grammar School, 3(3), 5(3), 6(2), 10, 14, 19, 23, 24, 

28, 39(2), 40(2), 41, 46(2), 48, 97, 124, 
125, 176 
Grant, 31, 52(3), ISO, 210 
Grants, -~Tovai-- 207 
Grape Island, 1?5 
Graves (Greav), 19, 22, 78, 96, 111, 129(2), 151, 150(2) 

173, 178, 205 
Green (Greene), 28, 59, 65, 69, 71, 78, 90, 105, 129, 146, 

151, 157, 159 
Greenfield, 198 
Greonland, 54 
Greenwood, 46(2), 97, 105 
Gregory, 144 
Gridley(Gredly), 147 
Griffin, 111, 129, 132(3), 171, 198 
Grover, 194 
Grow, 62(2) 
Gull son, 71 
Gullivan, 75 
Gutterson(C-odder-son,Gooderson) , 96, 10G, 111, 122, 129, 

109, 186, 194 
Hadley, 149 
Hadlock, 71 

Haff:i eld (Hatfield, Kayfield), 97, 201(2), 203(3), 211 
Raggett, 134, 194 
Haines, 16 
Hale, 49, 117, 139, 140, 150(4), 151(2), 177, 178 

Halfield, 1 


Hall, 84(2), 139(3), 141(2), 148(2), 151(2) 158 225 

161., 173(2), 178(2) 
Halsell, 194 
Ilalvvell, 144 
Hairdlton, 76(2) 

Hamlet --The --87(3), 124, 146, 159, 17°, 199(2) 
Hammatt, 1(2), 5, 10, 12, 14, 19, 25, 27(3), 28, 39, 48(2), 

55, 68, 91, 107, 123, 125 
Hiwaincnd, 6, G2 
Hanson, 193(5) 
Harden, 71,84 
Hardy (Hardey , Hardie ) , 

Harraden, (II arridine ) . 
Harrington,,, 71 

8, 17, 22, 37(2), 101, 117, 

191(2), 207(4) 


Harris (He 

), 9(2), 13, 25, 28, 29, 31, 42(2), 64(2), 

CO, 78, 91(2), 102, 108, 113(2), 115, 117, 
123(6), 124, 125, 127(5), 128(5), 134(2), 141, 
144(10), 146, 149, 155(21), 138, 162, 163(2), 
164(11), 17G, 182, 187, 204, 21C 

69, 105, 141, 150, 158, 106, 167, 

Hart, 26, 51, 52, 62 

Hartshorn, 153 

Hartwell, 71 

Harvard College, 1, 4(3), 7, 1 



3(4), 290 

28(2), 29, 39, 46, 48, 42, 94(2), 96, 101, 

c r I a 

116, 124, 128, 133, 140, 1 
Haseltine, 111 
Haskell, 55, 71, 181, 199 
Hassell, 111, 206 
Hatchet, 173 
Hotter, 205(2) 
Iiawkes, 122, 193 
Hawthorne, 15(4) 
Hayes, 143 
Eayraan, 152(2) 

Hayy,'ard(Heyv/ood), 118, 209, 210 
Ha z en, 117 

Heard(Hurd), 9(3), 16, 18(3), 29, 46(6), 48(9), 51, 
53(2) 66(6), 68, RQ 

\4), 190, 20< 

Heath, 158(2) 

78(3), 3;, 102, 12! (2) 
133(2), 141, 185, 195(2), 204, 210(2) 

Heaven oi 

11 133 

Hell Gate, 114 
Hely, 158 
Henderson, 99 
Herrick, 210, 213(3) 


Hewes, (Huse), 66, 170 

Heyford, (Eeffer, Hayford, Heifer) , 24, 54, 145, 184 

Hidden, 142 

Higginsori,, 13, 105 

Hirst, 13, 175 

Historical Society, Ips. 136(2) 

Hitchcock, 90(2), 110 

Hoar, 2^ n (2), 209 (;2) 

Hobbs(Hobs)', CO 

Hodges', 100, 100, 1G0, 188 

Vnrt cV i n o ,' T! -. ■] crk ! n > cW o N *? i clo f o 1 c« c O ( " > 7 o ' ^ > 
liOU^ r.iiio , \ i .1 o -j £i i\. .l 11 ; , t - \, ^ / , ^ i- , <j.^ v w ; , a , >. - . > \ o , , 1 k> \ o } 

70(5), 80, 82, 84, 90(2), 93, 94(3), 98 ' c v , 
101, 102, 100(2) 

1 t o ,, ■) , t „ t , I 1 A f O > 111 1 1 / f O \ 1 Ifi/ " \ voa/ i^ TOO ion 

hOugKxns , 1 1 J \ .: ' , 1 1 1 , l.UUi , llsuO;, x~< .. u ) , x,..., .. 
X > .- , j. ^> 1 , x 'x ii \ o ; , x l» v-i 

Holt, 46(2), 116(3), 117 

TT ■ * 1 .1- Rt 

iiolland(x'lollond), 26, 97, 99, 104, 105, 210 
Holliday', 71(2), 84 

ii ■ X . • . .- V i-G Xillt.- / , ~ , . ' ■ , 1 it), X C «^ 

«_-X , 


holy^;*.e, xo 
Hcn'.ez-, 3 38. 
Hook, 150 
Hooker, 87 
Hopkins, 100 

i.Cl l> Oli , x /-> S 

' T .-. • , •- v . nor, 

iiosiiier, cut> 

Houses (Old & Historical), 1, 3, 9, 

119, 143, 159, 1G3, 199 
Eovey, 62, 66(2), 92, 118(3), 119(10)120(10), 132(2), 

177, 106, 108, 194(2), 202, 205 
Hov.'ard(IIoueard), 31, 47, 51, 68, 71, 118, 177, 180 
Howe, (Hot.-), 47. 19, 51(3), 62, 100, 106, 109, 122, 14 2 

146, 160, 178, 180, 192(2), 104, 203, 204':', 
Hewlett, 17, 50, 100, 122, 132, 176, 186, 191(4), 164, 202 

.... SUAii^lt), D,. b, i , 1-, 14 t b J , lb, j , -. , J M o ) , 
28(2), 36, 45(2), 59(2), 70(5), 74, 67, \ (G) 
69(6), 97, 103(4), 104, 105(4), 113(2), 118<2), 

~j.:>, x<£u, l*ic, lui-, io^Viij , X..;o, x .. J f x-iv 

152(3), 186, 196, 164(3), :°2, 6O5, 206. 
Hudson, 176 

Hull, 62, 68(3), 89(2) 
Humphrey, (Eumfry), 122 


iiunnevre 11 (IIoniv : ell ) , 



Hunt, 52; 92, 111(2), 122, 133, 


Hunter, 180(4), 

Hutohins, 200 

Hutchinson, 110, 134, 205 

Hut ley, 142 

Ilsley, 202 

Indes, 215 

Ingalls (Ingall, Ingalls), 92, 9; 

Ingensoll ( IngL-irson) , 118 

Inmons, 80 

Institute (Essex), 181 

Ireland, 142 

Ivory, 194 

Jackr.ian, 177 

Jacks en, 100(2),, 12 

Jacobs, (Jacob) 
Jaffrey, 129(3) 
Jaiv j sen, 76 
Jar-vis, 2^9 


201, 29^> 

108, 130, 146,182, 20! 

87, 108, 109, 140, 152, 153, 189, 204 

Jeffrey's Heck, 3, 30, 49 

Jenkins, 147 

Jennings, 105 

Jewett, 15, 26, 46(4), 48(2), 52, 62, 66, 74(2), 


116(2), 117(5), 130, 132, 14 
177, 180, 181 186, 204(2) 


160, 157, 

141, 143, 148, 151, 

Jcdd, 71 Probably Todd 

Johnson, 105(2), 112, 117, 177, 195 

Jones, 20, 30(3), 55, 69, 78, 94, 91 

182, 208, 212(6), 213(5) 
Jordon (Jurdan) 55, 91, 92(2), 101, 111, 158, 169(2), 

191, 194, 207 
Jupe, 18 
Kelby, 128, 131 
Kelly, 53 
Kendall, 29, 81, 

123, 142, 164(2), 




Kendrick(Kindrick), 118, 122, 12' 
Kenning, 200 
Kent, 71, 94, 102, 200, 201(2) 
Kenton (Kint on) 148(2) 
Kettell, 2r>9 
Keyes, 100 
Kilham (Kill in), 87 

Kimball, (Kemball, Kimbell), 9, 15, 18, 29, 31, 45, 48, 
49(4), 53,, 56, 62(2), 64, 65, 56(3), 59(2), 



97, 100, 107, 111, 113(2), 118 

1221(2), 125, 130, 151, 143, 146(3), 149, 151, 
154(3), 157(3), 188-, 190(4), 194, 197 , 201(2), 
202, 204, 210(2). 
Kincaid, 157 

Kingsbury, (Kingsberry) , 97, 109 
Kings Ferry, 78, 132 
Kingston Record, 150 
Kinsman; 9(3), 51, 52(3), 79, 92, 100, 104, 108, 109, 111, 

118, 123, 130, 150, 186, 194, 201 
Knight, 95 , 86(5), 92, 132, 144, 150, 154, 170, 171, 200(2), 
Knowlton; 15, 22, 26, 27, 20, 30(2), 55, 51, 50, 78, 79, 

83(5), 87(3), 89, 95, 108, 118, 119(2), 12;, 130, 
139, 143(7), 145, 154, 162(3), 109(G), 171(3), 
187, 200(2}, 201(4), 204. 
Kno*, 76 

Labor in Vain, 152(2), 191(2), 206, 207 
Lafayette; 42(2), 76, 77(2), 78(3). 
Ia!:e, 91, 113(2), 123(6), 155(2), 163(13), 164(7), 170(2), 

Lakeman, 9, 29, 52, 66, 69,78, 79, 94, 159(2)', 160 

161(2), 1G5, N 166(2), 182, 210. 
Larr.b, 76(6) 

Lambert, 69, 96, 122, 134, 153, 186, 
Lams on (Lamps or.), 49, 96, 100, 132, 
V Lane kt on, 16 
Lane, 69, 94 
Lanes "Town" IS 
Langley, 180(2 >, 
Langton, 120(5) 
La re o;n (La r c lx.iv. ) , ?C 
Lathi'op, 113 
Law, 117 

Lawrence (Lawrene), 34 
Teach, 117 
Learned, 192 
Leatherland, 165 

Lee, 81, 97, 106, 124, 137(2), 162, ICO, 205. 
Lelghton (Lighton), 118, 159 
Letters, Col . Hodgkins, Commence, 79 

Letters, (Revolutionary, Enlistments & Papers, 203, 204, 210 
Leverett, 73, 96(2), 97, 156 
Lewis, (Luis), 69, 94, 104, 181. 
T'x:!n£tor!~-oOldiei'S at, 9, 12 
Lght, 46(3), 115, 116(5), 117(2), 165 

1 C.1 OOT 




Lncoln , 75(2) 
Inne, 152, 141. 

Light House The, 31 

Little, 12(2)., 69, 71, 75, 78(2), 90(3) 

Littleeld, 19. 

Littlefieaff, 18(2), 

LittleHale, 69, 194. 

long, 200 

Longfellow, 78. 

Lord, 2(4), 0(7), 15(4), 16, 17, 19, 

102, 104, i:2 


O Q / O > 1 :r\ I o \ - -1 

>8(2), 41, 42, 48(6), 52, 53, 62, 66(3), 69(3), 78(4). 
79, 83(2), 85, 92, 94, 96, 108, 110, 111, 115, 121, 
122(3), 123, 142, 152, 153, 154, 153(c), 158(2) 
162(3), 164, 169(4), 171(3), 177(2), 178, 194, 201, 
201, 210(2). 

Loving, 157 

Lorton, 137 

Loveil, 92, 95, 108(2), 118, 133, 137(2), 158 

Loverlll(Lovering), 87(2). 

Low, 9, 69(3), 71, 89, 93, 94(2), 101, 111, 118, 120, 122, 
124, 144, 186(2), 204(2), 210. 

Lowndes, 128. 

Lufkln, (Lovekin), 204(2). 

Lull, 68, 167, 199(2). 

Lummu s ) Lotna s , Loma s e , Lowma x ) , 12, 31, 6! 

Lumpkin (Lumkln), 122, 14: 
Lunt, 104, 200. 
Madison, 65 

152, 154, 169, 181. 

69, 115, 150, 2o: 



/' > 

Manning (Waning), 2, 5, 9, 11, 15(3), 30(2), 47( 

66(2), 142, 154(3), 191(4), 201, 207 
Mansfield, 29, 69, 94, 99. 
March, 78 
Merchant, 124. 
Marshall, 29, 137(3), 182, 211(2) . 


Martin, 71(2), 123, 135(2), l: 

Maschanoot, 37, 73, 159. 

Mas eric Lodge, 45, 65, 

Masters on, 93. 

Mat] ;-, 35, 120. 

Matthews-, 148. 

Maxul, 87 

Maytjerry, 144, 170. 

McCleary's, 214. 

McGee, 171(2), 172. 

McKean, 49 

Meeting House, Norht , 18, 31, 5' 

179(3). 124. 



P. 16, 31, 


r"| In 

152(2), 172, 195. 

154(3), 163, 161(2) 

1 o \ 


Meeting Houses (Early), 195, 196, 107, 198. 
Meeting House (Hill 8c Green), 5, 152(2), 183, 192, 

Melchor, 62(2). 
Mercer, 200. 
Merriam, 1)28, 149, 208. 
Merrifieic CO 78 
Metcalf, (Medcalfe, Medkif), 62(2), 95, 111, 132, 

188(2), 200. 
Milton, 11. 
Minor, 171. 
Minott, 172(C), 208. 
Moff utt (Mof f itt ) , 71(2) . 
Monroe, 95. 
Moody, 163, 200 
Moore, '(Morel, 151, 158. 
Morey, 107 
?. r or un, CO 
Morris, 181(2), 214. 
Morse, (Mosse), 34(3), 55, 92, 108, 

158, 169(3), 188, 189, 194, 
Moseley, 103(2), 104(2). 
Moult on, 87. 
Moyre, 140 
Mullet, 204. 

Munsey(Muney, Munsye), 109, 111. 
Muzzey (Mussey), 177(3), 200, 201(4), 206. 


1 Ki. 

Ill, 129, 152(2), 

200(C), 209. 

Nason, 84(2). 

Neck- -The, 5(2), 31, 206(2). 

Nelson. 108, 122, 128(2). 

Nelson 1 s Point, 76 

New Efngland V/eekly Journal, 151(3). 

Newman (Newmair.e, Nurnan), 9(2), 62, 69, 94(2), 150, 162(2), 
171, 186, 191(2), 194, 202 ( 2 1 . 

Newinarch(Newmarsh), 31, 100(3), 101(5), 104(4), 106, 118, 
154, 205. 

News Letter, The, 190 

New York G azette, 132. 

New- York Journal, 132. 

Nichols, £Z, 111. 

Nixon, 147. 

Noble, 118. 

Norton, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 14, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23(2), 28(2), 
35(7), 39, 45(3), 51, 52, 56, 72(8), 73(4), 
88(2), 105, 108, 1C7, 109, 111, 118, 122, 130, 
140, 150(2), 153, 154, 155, 15C, 171, 187(4). 

Novill, 129. 
Nowill, 161. 
; Noyes, 1(4), 48(2), 49, 09, 105, 134, HO, 154, 100, 

i Old Bibles* 103, 

Oliver', 152. 
[ Ordway, 201 

Crhort, 10-5 (2 N . 

Osborne, 56, 78, 124, 125, 130, 153, 193. 
! Osgood, 16(G), 93, 137(2), 144, 171, 20O . 
1 Owens, 200. 

Page, (Paige), 3, 152(2). 

Paine (Paune), 3(4), 5(0), 6(4), 7(6), 14(7), 15, 20(2), 

23, 46(6), 73(2), 93, 97(9), 105(2), 109, 115, 
116(6), 117, 122, 143, 148, 152, 153, 157, 
187(2), 194. 

Palmer, 102, 133, 

Parker, 17, 29, 31, 71(3), 84(2), 104, 138, 147. 

Parrnenter, (Permenter) , 200. 

Parsers (Par sen), 117, 160(2), 177, 194. 

Patch, 41, 149(3), 159(12), 100(12), 161(3), 165, 166(5^, 
171(4), 172(10), 190. 

Payson, 28. 

Pears, 51. 

Pears en (Per sen), 9, 84, 116(2). 

Pease (Peas), 170. 

Peatfield, 31(2). 

Peck, 204(2). 

Pecker, 185(2), 192(5), 193. 

Peirce(Pearce, Pears, Pearse, Pierce), 29, 51, 59, 92, 94, 
108, 113, 122, 146, 159, 194, 200, 202. 

Pemberton(Pemerton) , 29. 

Peraenton, 69. 

Pen, 73. 

Perm! ton, 94. 

Perkins (Perkines, Pirkins), 17, 19(5) , 22, 24(3), 29, 30, 
49, 39, 52, 68(3), 69(2), 78(2), 79(3), 80(4), 
81(5)", 92(2), 84, 87, 89(2), 94(2), 95, 98, 
' 101, 104, 100, 107, 109(9), 113, 116(3), 120 

123, 124, 130(3), 131, 132(2), 138, 153(3), 159, 

169, 171, 172, 174, 155, 180(2), 187, 191(3), 

197, 201, 202(3), 204(2), 205(3), 206, 207(3), 210. 

Perl-ey, (Pearly), 49, 02, 92, 98(7), 125, 132, 143, 150, 

152, 169, 171(3), 178, 179, 184, 156, 187, 210(5). 



Perrin, 30, 186(2), 1S4, 201, 2^5. 

Ferry, 179, 194, 202. 

Peters (Peetere), 78, 100, 118, 125, 130, 163. 

Phelps, 148, 173. 

Thillips, 65, 176, 192(2), 194(2). 

Thlppa, 71. 

Pickard(Pickerd), 9(2), 00, 149, 210. 

Plgot, 78. 

Pike, 200. 

Pindar (Pind'er), 29, 69, 79, 94, 117, 124, 106. 
Pingree (Penary, Pengrye), 89(2), 109(2), 110(2), 134, 141, 
120, 104, 158(2), 169, 171(2), 104, 202. 

Piper (Pyper-), 07, 95, 111(2), 116, 122, 146, 158, 202. 

Hiuan, 172. 

Pettice, 202. 

Plate, 11, 101, 199. 

Platts, 71, 13.7(2). 

Plouff, 103, 107. 

Plum Island, 4, 0, 25, 101, 120, 125, 135(2), 141, 172, 177 

Pluinjiiei-(Pluriu-i-), 09(2), 200. 

Pog£e, 205. 

Po:!.r;dextei-(Pindexter) , 71 . 

Poland, 07(2), 210. 

Poole, 128. 

Poore, 112(9). 

Potter(Pottar), 9, 19, 26(2), 30, 41, 40(2), 51, 87(2), 

103, 112, 118, 129(2), 119(7), 101, 154(4), 
^Porter, 9, 29, 48(2), 69, 177, 213(4). 

Pratt, 128(2),. 

Frescott, 147, 209. 
( Preston, 169. 

Prior (Frier), 205. 

Prince, 18, 51, 66, 154(3). 

Fritchett, 62, 100, 150, 153. 

Proctor (Proekter), 3(4), 92(2), 100(2 N - , 10G(2), 134, 
170(2), 179(2), 186, 180. 

Pudding Street, 121. 

Pulsifer(Pulcipher), 29, 69, 94, 104, 110(2). 

Put man, 04, 149, 


yiai le s , o i f i 'i . 

Queen Elizabeth, 199, 138. 

Queen Kary, 4. 

Quilter, 19, 69, 111, 199, 134, 1£ 



Rand, 111. 

Rawson, 73, 139. 

Rayner(Reiner, Reyner), 46, 100, 108, 1-22, 141(2), 180, 

Reade, 133(3), 163(11), 174, 19;? (3). 

Reminisce n s e s , 199 

Rich, 181. 

Richards, 152. 

Richardson, 209(2). 

Rindge(Ring, Ringe), 47, 62, 67(2), 87, 91, 108, 120(2), 
122, 122(3), 124(2), 150(2), 151, 174, 186, 188, 
199(4), 201, 204, 210. 

Ripley, 192, 193(2). 

Robbins, 52(2). 

Roberts (Roberds), 87, 95, 111, 132, 124. 

Robinson, 76 (5( 77, 22, 129(3), 181, 185(2), : 
198(3), 208(2), 214(11). 

Rockwell, 87. 

Rogers (Rodgers), (Roggers), 1(2), 2, 3(5), 4(13), 6, 
10, 13, 14(5), 15(2), 16(2), 19(2), 23(7), 
26 , 28(7), 29(2), 40(4), 41(2), 48(5), 
53(3), 69, 71, 74(2), 85(8), 86(3), 88, 93, ), 
96(3), 97(5), 105(3), 108, 111, 116, 117, 122, 
124(3), 126(3), 135(3), 136(10), 137, 159, 141, 
144, 146(3), 147, 152, 156(4), 162(2), 175(2), 
179(5), 181, 182(7), 185, 187(2), 189, 190, 194, 
197, 200(3), 202 (3). 

Roger's House--For--Sales, 85. 

Rolfe(Roffe, Rolf), 28, 74, 97, 144, 148(3). 

Roper ( Rope ar ) , 22, 207. 

Rose, 9, 92. 

Ross, 4, 29, 47(2), 52(2), 66 , 69(4), 71, 78(4), 79, 94(4), 
124, 120, 146(3), 156, 201, 202(3), 201, 810. 

Pov/e, 110. 

Powell, 201. 

Rcwlir.gton, 152. 

Russell, 13, 23, 64(2), 141, 145. 

Rust, 11(2), 22(4'), 55(4), 71(2), 78, 125, 146, 180, 181, 
185, 201(2) • ' 

Safford(Saffourd), 9, 111, 113, 122, 146(2), 185, 183,' 

190(2), 194, 202, 209. 
SaltcnstalKSaltingstall, 7(2), 9(2), 15(2), 17, 20(2). 

24 ( 

/ * 



31, 68, 79(2), 87, 99, 109, 139(10), 147, 113(3), 

152(3), 153, 178, IPO, 203(3). 
Sams, 100. 

Sanbc t?n(Sahborne ) , 160 . 

Sargent (Sargennt), 55, 116, 177, 191(2). 
Saunders, 107. 
Savage, 13, 2R, 170(3). 
Sav/kins, 178. 
Sawtell(Savvtoll), 78. 
Sawyer-(Sayer), 34, 53(7), 71,180. 
Saywarc, 47, 54, 103, 117, 177, 133, 143, 20 

O a ,y l . b 1 1 , <£<»«• 

Scammon, 147(3). 

Scho6l*I1adam Rogers, 179. 

S c 3 r j c 180^2 ) . 

Schcf3eld(Scofield, Scofield), 132, 133, 171 

Scollay, 128(4), 134. 

Scott, 8, 18, 19, 00, 02(2), 100, 117, 125 

207 . 
Searle, 115(2), 127, 155(G), IBS, 203. 
Sellerr, 17. 
Sends, 204. 


1 4 <-» , 


r> n 
~ — ) 

— / > 

28, 30, 43(2), 
152. 156. 170. 

1 70 

\n i e\ 



Sewall, 2, 7(2), 10, 13(3), 15, 10(7), 
47(7), 52, 96(2), 99, 101, 105 
181, 190', 108(2), 200(3). 
Shakespeare, 11. 
Shatswell(Satchwell), 9, 17(5), 47, 54 

92, 96, 110, 134, 143, 146(2), 152, 11 

157, 177, 178(3), 11 

206(3) . 
Shattuck, 193, 
Shay, 75, 173, 
Sheffield, 93, 122, 134. 
Sheperd, 105. 
Sherman, 134. 
Sherwln, 2oo . 
Short (Shorte), 201(G). 

Sidney, 138. 

Slaves -Ipswich-, 180(2) 


n o, ( o\ to -)7 ~\ <~) ( o\ oo ~ ^ <•* « ' n ) 47 4. o / p > 


<-> ■*- •, - / » 

1 <-» ; , 

r -'7) 



33(3), 94(2), 96, 07, 99(8), 100(3:, 101, 1 

105, 111(2), 112(4), 115(3), 116(5), 117(8), 118(3), 

177, 124, 131, 132, 1.4(4), 145, 146(2), 147, 150(2) 


154(2), 158, 159, 161(3), 165, 166(2), 182, 
188(3), 200(6), 201, 202(2), 205, 210. 

Smithfield, 26. 

Sons of Liberty, 15?, 172. 

Souther, 30. 

3] ark( Spari 

Yt\r ■ > 

:, 22,(3), 113, 125, 

i i- 

Sparke's Tavern, 

Spencer, 152(2), 101(2), 122(2), 201(2), 

Spill--, 9, 33(3), 40. 

3r leant, 17. 

Staceyvotaco, ^tacy), 11 (~,, i^.k^:, 2/^2;, 

102, 100, 111, 113(3), 118, 122, 14 

158, 13°, 202, 205. 
Stackpole, 30. 
Stalker, 39, 23, 210. 

; StanIfo'rd(Stanford, Sanford) , 

94, 110(2), 123(11), 124(5), 

176, 177, 180, 205. 
Stanvvoou, 66, 101. 
['Stearns, 49. 
Sternhold, 139. 

Stevens (Steovens), 52, 87, 114, 174, 193(3), 
Stewart ( Steward, Stuart), 43(11), 44 { 

99(5), 114, 124, 131, 185, 182. 
Stlckney(Stlcknee), 66, 180. 






145(8), 125, 179(C), 


193, 212. 
L o K i } , / x , y O I 2 J , 

Stoak, 205. 

Stocker, 19 
Stock::ian, 71, 173. 
Stoddard, 157(2) . 

Stone, 31, 35(2), 52, 78, 102, 106, 141. 
Stone 5rid^e bo Foot Bridge, 30. 
Story, 12(8), 29, 69(6), 94(5), 114, 112(3) 
142, 143, 143, 131, 210. 

^LOU^IiLOn , X!0\.-;t, 

Sullivan, 75, 78. 
>j\x \j % on , •.■ j j. a t> , i. / /-. , 
Swaine, 139, 119(2), 
Swan, 134, 233(2). 
Sw a s 3 y , 31, 125. 
Sweet ser, 210. 
Swett( Sweat, Sweet), 

Bword- An 312- , 31. 

1 O A 


"] A 1 1 ,1 o ^ o \ 

L'-t j. , I«±CS (, .. ) , 

173(7) . 

on r;o >7P / n \ p." f ~ > Q/i nnn .' o > 


Symonds(Simonds), 6, 8, 10(2), 14, 15, 16. 

byrnmea , 









63(4) , 

124 ( 

, 125, 


141(3), 143, 
152(7), 153, 
169, 171(3), 
189, 192(5), 



i n * on 

X ^ x « i^ - 

18, 47, 108, 
148(2), 149(2) 
159(5), 161(3) 

178(5), 180, 
0, 204(2), 208, 

100(2), 111, 


1 n 1 

J. ^~r , 

Tasbori, 147. 

[Taylor, 43(3), 115, 158. 

r Teedv/oll, 0. 
lenney, 180. 

Ching, 150(3). 

thomp son (Temps on, Toms on), 52, 92, 100(2), 
14G, 152(2), 192, 193, 205. 

Thornd ike ( Tho i 'nd 1 c k ) , 17 , 4 6 , 54 ( 4 ) , 12 1 , 

Thome, 87(2). 

phurlley, 124. 
'hurst on, 117. 

(rilbori, 22, 24, 32(7), 33, 34, 42, 69(4), 87(2), 97, 176, 
199(8), 210. 

[Tinge, 129, 171. 

fTiteornb, 150. 

Tithing Men, 165. 

|Todd, 56(4), 167. 

Towsey, 22. 

Traglck Scene, 32. 

Treadwell(Tradwell), 28, 31(2), 41, 48, 49, 55, 66(3), 
75, 77, 78, 79, 80(3), 86(3), 91, 99(3), 
101(3), 104, 109, 122, 124, 130, 150(8), 154, 
156, 181(4), 183(2), 194, 204. 

Trumb al 1 ( Trumb ell), 150, 1 80 . 

Tuck, 116. 

Turkey Shore, 9, 12, 31, 62, 103, 118, 119, 124. 

Turner, 156. 

Tuttle, 67, 87, 131, 133, 146, 149, 169(2), 171, 178. 

Tuxbury, 49. 

Tyl< -, 173. 

Varicks, 77. 

Varnui i( Varhan, Vamham) , 108 ( 2 ) , 122 , 

■Vincent (Vinsent), 92, 150. 

Vulture*, The, 76(3) . 

130, 167, 171, 207 



Wade, 2(2), 14(3), 27,(2), 29(2), 40(7), 42, 48(7,), 

51(2), 54(2), 66(3), 75(3), 76(4), 77(12), 78(11), 

70(4), 80(3), 82(4), 84(4), 93, 101, in;], 104, 
110, 111, 113, 118, 121, 124, 126(5), 138, 112, 
145(3), 146, 147(2), 148, 153(2), 162, 170(2), 
173(2), 177(2), 178(2), 180(2), 181, 182(5), 
194, 201, 206(2). 

Wade, Col. k Lafayette Meet., 78. 

Wade, Col. Memoir k Papers, 75, 126, 147, 153, 173, 177, 

Wainm\lght(Wainwrit), 13(10), 14(1), 22, 23(2), 24(3), 
26, 30, 31, 45(3), 52(2), 56, 62(3), 58(7), 
89(2), 96, 105, 111, 118(2), 130, 115, 158, 
159, 165, 172, 175(6), 175(3), 185, 187, 202(2). 

Waite, 5, 12, 15(2), 18, 31, 47, 52, 55, 62, 66, 69, 

94, 96, 104, 106, 112, 122, 137, 133(2), 204(2). 

Wakefield, 130. 

Waldo, 25(4), 91, 96, 108(2), 109, 122, 130, 146, 153, 
180, 185, 136, 182(3). 

Waldron, 171. 

Walker, 97(2), 124, 130, 149, 202, 208. 

V/allenger, 163. 

Walley, 1, 31, 47, 51(2), 52(5), 53(2), 54, 71(4), 158. 
197(2) . 

Wallingford, 205. 

Wallis( Valles), 9, 31(2), 47, 54, 55, 93, 95, 108, 109, 
113, 113, 122, 143, 146, 151, 154, 157(5), 
187, 210(2). 

Waiver, 180. 

Ward, 4, 17, 49, 56,67, 112, 113(2), 119, 138(3), 177, 
' 180, 192, 105. 

WardelKY/ardwell), 50(2), 107(2), 150, 180, 104, 201, 202, 

Warner, 18,- 46, 62, 69, 92, 95, 101, 108(2), 100, 111(2), 
113, 122, 130, 134, 153, 169, 194, 202(2), 

Warren, 128. 

Warrington, 185, 192(3), 193(4), 198, 200. 

Washburn, 153. 

Washington, 51, 65(2), 75(2), 76(7), 77(4), 78, 81, 83, 
90(2), 97, 100, 102, 137, 142(2). 

Wasson, 71 . 

1 1 a l e r s , o c, , c. <_> , go, _Lvj»-<, loo • 

Watson, 56(4), 74. 

Watts, 154(2). 

Webb, 56. 

Webber, 79. 

'Vebster, 67(4), 133, 178, 189(6), 200, 205, 206, 

'. i e d g o \-i o c d , 3 , 1 5 . 


Week, 40(2). 

Welch, G7, 157(8), 194, 205. 

Wellman, 71. 

Wells, 3, 9, 22, GO, 70, 04, 109, 112, 124(2), 120, 137(2). 
145, 150, 152, 179, 12G, 104, 205. 

Wesley, 42. 

jest, 108, 122, 202. 

Westbrook, 23. 

Westminister Abbey, 46. 

West Point, 75, 76(2), 77(2^, 78. 

Wharf f, 78. 

Wheeler, 52, 209(2). 

Whipple, 6, 10, 11(2), 14(4), 35, 40, 32, 54(3), 55(4), 
56(4), 57, 60, 72, 2.7(10), 92, 36, 100(2), 
108, 109, 111, 112, 122(2), 124, 129(2), 132, 
133, 143, 146(2), 149(2), 150, 155(2), 152, 167(2), 
171(2), 175(2), 180, 181, 186(2), 187(5), 183(2), 
189, 199, 201, 202(3), 210(2), 214. 

7. hi tc oiTib, 153. 

White, 69(2), 71, 94(2), 145, 152(2), 177, 201(2), 206(4), 

Whitefield, 46(2), 50, 99. 

Whitman, 91(2), 150(2). 

Whitney, 210. 

Whittemore-, 71. 

Whitred(Whittred), 95, 100, 129, 144(4), 171(2), 188. 

Whittier(Whityer), 107, 183, 206. 

Whittlngham(Whit-Tingham), 15(2), 122, 137(2), 144, 171, 


Wicked Tongue 2 omen, 30. 

Wiggin, 117, 150(4). 

Wifglesv/or'th, 48(2). 

Wilbur, 125, 155. 

V. i 1 comb ( W i c on , W i 1 c ome ), 46(2), 55, 10' 

Wildes, 2(2), 19(2), 71. 

Wilkins, 43(3)/ 

Willard, 200(3). 

Willey, 42. 

Williams, 29, 87, 148, 171(3), 214(2). 

V. ill! ston ( Wyllyston ) , 153 . 

116(3), 117(4), 

^ 239 

Wilson(Willson), 22, 03, 91, 92, 93, 107, 111, 114, 130, 
134, 146, 149, 150, 154(2), 158, 169, 171, 
174(2), 186(2), 187, 190, 200, 201(3), 202, 
205(2), 214. 

Wimball, 20 5. 

Winchester, 128. 

..inLhror, 5, 15, 16, 17, 22, 24, 37(3), 45(2), 46, 55, 

104(3), 113(2), 122, 123, 139, 152(4), 159(8), 
160, 153(12), 164, 155, 170(3), 171, 172(2 N . , 
184(2), 191(2), 206. 

'.Vise, 23(2), 24, 29, 31, 39(2), 47, 52, 54, 55(2), 78, 79, 
101, 156, 179, 198(2), 212. 

Wltham, 71(2). 

Wood (Woods), 72, 92(3), 108(2), 100, 116, 118, 122, 123, 

131(2),. 132, 158, 180, 182, 186(2), 194, 195, 
201(2), 202(3), 205, 210. 

Wood am, 129. 

Woodbridge, 138. 

Woodbury, 38(2), 160, 210, 213(6). 

Woodey, 141. 

Woodman, 168. 

Woodmansie, 11, 137, 206. 

Woodward, 118, 130, 14 6, 202. 

Worcester (Wooster, Woster)/91, 113, 139, 140, 178. 

Wright, 129, 209. 

Wyatt, 46. 

Yale College, 63. 

Yell, 205. 

York 149. 

Young, 72, 195. - 

Younglove, 3, 67(2), 111, 130, 186, 188. 

iacharias, 205. 


60 5